MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the New Jersey Green Acres Program and United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program, recently increased the size of the Musconetcong River WMA through the acquisition of 37 acres in Mansfield Township.
This purchase will protect the existing WMA against the impacts of future development and increases wildlife associated recreational opportunities near one of Warren County’s most populous towns. It also preserves critical habitat for species of greatest conservation need as identified by the Division’s CHANJ project.
The Green Acres Program was created in 1961 to meet New Jersey’s growing recreation and conservation needs. Together with public and private partners, Green Acres has protected over half a million acres of open space and provided hundreds of outdoor recreational facilities in communities around the State.
The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program (WSFR) provides annual grant funding to the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife and other state wildlife agencies for projects to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, their habitats, and the hunting, sport fishing and recreational boating opportunities they provide.