Wildlife need habitat to survive; it is where they feed, rest and reproduce. New Jersey is highly urbanized, yet rich in biodiversity. However, today only 24% of our state is considered to be preserved, and humans continue to alter the landscape and morph natural processes to enhance our lifestyles. Many of the areas that offer suitable habitat for wildlife are small and fragmented; divided by highways, strip malls and housing developments. Habitat degradation and loss are considered to be the leading cause of species decline and extinction. But we can do something about it ….. we can become stewards of our natural resources, reversing habitat loss and improving biodiversity through restoration.
The Hilltop Conservancy has 4 large-scale wildlife habitat restoration projects underway — click on the images below to find out more about each one.