|NJ Threatened and Endangered|
Species List Updated
On February 21st, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection adopted revisions to its list of threatened and endangered species. The species status changes were based on a scientific review that considered population levels, trends, threats, and habitat conditions. Experts, both within and outside the agency, reviewed data to reach consensus on the conservation status of species.
Key updates include:
Version 3.1 of the Landscape Project was released on the same date. This interactive ecosystem-based mapping tool assists government agencies, planners, conservation groups, the public and others in making decisions that will protect wildlife. The new version takes into account the new species status listings and is more user-friendly than the previous version.
For more information on New Jersey’s threatened and endangered species, go to www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/ensphome.htm.
For more information on the Landscape Project, visit www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/landscape.