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Columbia WMA Restoration On Mount Pleasant Road

 

Approximately ten acres of overgrown autumn olive and multiflora rose along Mount Pleasant Road in the Columbia Wildlife Management Area were mowed during the summer of 2020. This required a major effort in removing the non-native vegetation.

Herbicide was applied to the fields in August to prevent the mile-a-minute vine, the autumn olive and the multiflora rose from becoming re-established. A mix of pollinator native flowering plant seeds and warm season grasses, including little blue stem, will be planted during the 2020-21 winter. These plants will provide habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including insects, birds and small mammals.

Visitors can expect to see a nice field of grasses and flowers in the spring of 2021.

Columbia WMA Map (pdf, 790kb)

Replanted field at Columbia WMA
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For more information, please contact Susan Predl at Susan.Predl@dep.nj.gov.

Habitat Restoration Projects
The Wildlife Management Area System

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Last Updated: August 28, 2020