Rutgers Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences [Dept. of Animal Sciences]

Land Acquisition

Acquisition policy of the JC NERR states that lands may be added as a result of:

  1. Continuing efforts by the federal government to acquire land for the Forsythe Refuge;
  2. State efforts to increase its holdings of natural areas;
  3. Private donations; and/or
  4. Acquisitions made through the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program and the NERRS Construction/Acquisition program.

Future acquisitions may also be needed to accommodate ecological or geomorphological changes in the Reserve including lands that enable adaptation to effects of climate change. Furthermore, acquisitions of land parcels in the region will certainly be welcomed to strengthen the current level of resource protection goals of the Reserve.

For additional information regarding the JC NERR land acquisition program, contact Lisa Auermuller at or 609-812-0649 x204

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