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Asbury, NJ 08802

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NJ Audubon Society Wattles Stewardship Center
NJ Audubon Society Wattles Stewardship Center
NJ Audubon Society Wattles Stewardship Center
NJ Audubon Society Wattles Stewardship Center
NJ Audubon Society Wattles Stewardship Center

NJ Audubon Society Wattles Stewardship Center

A RIVER FRIENDLY FARM CERTIFIED 

2016

LOCATION

Port Murray

New Jersey

FARM PRODUCTS

Grains, Beans, and Wheat

WEBSITE
SOCIAL MEDIA
FARMSTAND:

No

OPEN TO PUBLIC:

Yes

U-PICK

No

CSA:

No

The Wattles Stewardship Center is a 51-acre wildlife sanctuary and is also the location of New Jersey Audubon’s northern Stewardship Program staff. Acquisition of the property was made possible by Mr. Gurdon Wattles, who donated the house and barn, and through NJ Green Acres funding.

 

The Wattles Stewardship Center is flanked by a state wildlife management area to the southeast and preserved farmland to the northwest. A trail from the Wattles Center parking lot leads visitors to the Musconetcong River and will ultimately connect to Point Mountain Road and Hunterdon County’s Point Mountain Park.NJA has worked to make the Wattles Stewardship Center a model for blending environmental awareness, wildlife habitat, and agriculture. As such, this site has both agricultural fields and land dedicated to wildlife habitat. Two of the Wattles fields are managed by a local farmer for commodity crop production such as corn, sunflower seeds, and soybeans. Other portions of the property serve as critical wildlife habitat that also provides important natural resource benefits to the region and to the on-site farming activities.

 

NJA is working with several groups, including the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), and the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), on a number of on-site conservation-related projects. These include native grassland establishment, native scrub-shrub enhancement, pollinator habitat improvement, invasive vegetation removal and control, and vernal pool and riparian restoration.

 

These projects are being funded through enrollment of the land in the following conservation cost-share programs: State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP), the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program (PFW), and the Forest Stewardship Program (FSP).

 

HOURS: Open Daily 9:00 AM -5 PM

Located at 1024 Anderson Road, Port Murray, NJ 07865

No Restroom Facilities

Pets MUST be on leash

Site Recognized as a Scenic, Wild Delaware River

Geotourism Site by National Geographic

Fishing Access to Musconetcong River