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Northern Pine Snakes Being Studied In New Jersey
2013-08-03 05:20:00

For some graduate students at Drexel University, it's all about snakes: the Northern Pine Snake to be exact. This snake is threatened in New Jersey, where the team's research is taking place.

2011-08-26 07:00:00

On September 30, the Medford, New Jersey-based publisher joins with environmental groups to celebrate naturalist Witmer Stone and the 100th anniversary of his influential book, The Plants of Southern

2011-03-17 09:36:00

Year One results in reducing wildfire concerns for nearby communities and takes steps to preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced they plan to begin the second phase of controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton, Ferguson and Halfmoon Townships, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem.

2010-02-18 09:06:00

Project will address safety for nearby communities; preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb.

2009-05-07 08:40:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., May 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the window of opportunity set to close May 8, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced the agency is postponing until 2010 plans to conduct a controlled burn on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton Township, Centre County.

2009-03-06 13:00:00

Project will address safety for nearby communities; preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., March 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today outlined detailed plans for conducting a controlled burn on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton Township, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem.

2008-10-23 00:00:11

A wildfire fed by gusting winds burned Wednesday in Wharton State Forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, officials said. The blaze, first sighted from a fire tower about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, had spread to more than 1,800 acres, The Star-Ledger of Newark reported.

2008-10-22 00:00:11

A wildfire in Wharton State Forest in the New Jersey Pine Barrens spread through several hundred acres of pine and oak woods Tuesday. Route 206, a major north-south route through the pines, was closed over night, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

2008-08-27 09:00:00

By Shira Schoenberg State officials will burn about 40 acres near the Concord Municipal Airport in order to manage forests and protect a rare species.


Latest Pine Barrens Reference Libraries

Jersey Devil
2013-11-04 10:48:27

The Jersey Devil is a creature in folklore that dates back to early Native American legends. It is claimed to roam the area in Southern New Jersey around the Pine Barrens. But, reported sightings, especially in the early 1900s, have been from all over New Jersey. Descriptions of the creature vary, but the most common is that it has the head of a goat, kangaroo-like body, bat-like wings, horns, small arms, clawed front hands, hooves on the rear legs, and a forked tail. The origin of this...

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