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Prescribed burn at Black River Wildlife Management Area to begin on Jan. 9

CHESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A prescribed burn at the Black River Wildlife Management Area in Chester Township is scheduled to begin on Jan. 9, according to New Jersey Fish & Wildlife officials. 

The Fish and Wildlife’s Bureau of Land Management will be conducting habitat management at the office and lots off of Pleasant Hill Road at the Black River Wildlife Management Area, officials said.

Working collaboratively with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service, several large brush piles of nonnative vegetation will be burned, beginning January 9, 2023, weather dependent, to make room for native habitat plantings, officials said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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