The Objective of New Jersey's Revision: To identify
and address the highest priorities of NJ's fish and wildlife resources.
The existing plan's focus will be narrowed by establishing and
prioritizing focal species, identifying the areas that provide good
conservation opportunities and then target the greatest threats
to those species and habitats. Implementable conservation actions
will then be linked to those threats, creating a blueprint for conservation
of NJ's wildlife.
We know there are many potential threats to our
wildlife and that many of New Jersey's wildlife species are at risk.
The vision of New Jersey's Wildlife Action Plan is simple: provide
a guidance document to help recover species already on the list and
to keep species of the list.
This is a huge undertaking which is
why the Division of Fish and Wildlife has committed to identify a
manageable number of species to focus our attention on.
It is only through a concerted and cooperative effort that we can
achieve success especially in this time of limited resources. The
Division recognizes that narrowing our focus will be difficult. However, we strongly believe that it is necessary
and our work on a selected species will indirectly benefit others.
The beauty of the WAP is that is can be updated during its 10 year
lifetime so we can truly implement adaptive management - change what
is not working, celebrate our successes and move on to the next set
of species that our attention. By focusing our attention and actions
we can make a difference.
Back to Wildlife
Action Plan (WAP).
Please use the form below to submit comment on the Objective
only; there are separate
comment forms for each aspect of the Plan. Make sure to complete
fields that are designated as "*