Two properties add to Preservation of D&R Greenway's Cattail Brook Preserve in East Amwell Township, Hunterdon County
This is the Second in a Series of Three Announcements of Newly Preserved Land
Stay tuned for the last announcement!
Importance of Habitat
The properties contain many hardwood trees including tulip, oaks, black gum,
hickories and includes great groves of beech trees. There is an equally rich mixture of understory trees, even including a small stand of the rare Paw-paw tree.
Native understory includes spice bush, viburnums, witch hazel and many other desireable shrubs and native wildflowers.
The properties will be managed for public recreation and the enhancement of habitat for interior forest species like Barred owl, Scarlet tanager, Pileated woodpecker and many other species that require large intact forested habitats.
Once again, our incredible partners in East Amwell Township joined up with D&R Greenway Land Trust to continue preserving lands in their community.
The two wooded interior parcels add 10 acres to the lands permanently protected at our Cattail Brook Preserve in the Sourland Mountains. D&R Greenway now owns 137 acres of woodland and Somerset County owns almost 200 acres of contiguous woodland, creating a significant interior woodland preserve.
The properties are prime examples of some of the finest mature upland forest in the Sourlands.
A private donor gave 50% of the acquisition cost to enable this preservation.
It's out there, even if it's not always so easy to spot.
Born and raised in New Jersey, having spent some time elsewhere, including western New York and South Korea, the author has always come back to the place of his birth, the place he loves, the Garden State. There is a lot to love about New Jersey, not least of which is some of the most beautiful, plentiful, awe-inspiring farmland and open space. But, being the most densely populated state in the nation, some of that space can be hard to find. So, he takes great pride in finding it and thus sharing the knowledge of its existence with others.
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