Weldon Brook WMA Stewardship Plan Released

Recently, Gracie & Harrigan was retained by DEP Division of Fish & WIldlife to accomplish a forest inventory and produce a Forest Stewardship Plan for the Weldon Brook Wildlife Management Area.  This 1,500+ acre property is located in Sparta Township, Sussex County.  We are proud to have been involved with a project that seeks to restore significant amounts of Golden-winged warbler habitat while also meeting other goals of the DEP's Wildlife Action Plan and other environmental laws, regulations, and policy.


Today, this Plan was approved by the last of the reviewing agencies under the DEP Land Manager Review system.  The Plan is now ready for additional stakeholder and public review.  While the Division's website is updated to provide a permanent public home for the Plan and associated data, Gracie & Harrigan has agreed to host the Plan to expedite review.

To view or download the Forest Stewardship Plan, please click here.  The appendices can be viewed or downloaded here.  For those who want to review the GIS data layers mentioned in the Plan, they are available here.

Comments can be provided to DEP Division of Fish & Wildlife at the following address: Miriam.Dunne@dep.state.nj.us.


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