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

Susan Bowen for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. The pine snakes are large, non-venomous and docile, which makes them good test subjects. Protecting these snakes in densely populated New Jersey should go a long way towards protecting their entire ecosystem. The goal of protecting the species and...

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 New Jersey Medford, NJ (PRWEB) August 26, 2011 Plexus Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Witmer Stone Weekend, a unique three-day event in Medford, New Jersey, marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Plants of Southern New Jersey by renowned natural...

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. This year, the Game Commission has...

2010-02-18 09:06:00

Project will address safety for nearby communities; preserve Barrens unique habitat STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today announced that they plan to conduct controlled burns on the Scotia Barrens on State Game Land 176 in Patton Township, Centre County, to improve habitat conditions within this unique ecosystem. Originally outlined in public meetings and meetings with news media in the area in March of 2009, Game Commission...

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. In a briefing held on SGL 176 on March 6, agency officials announced, if weather conditions cooperated, that a one-day controlled burn would be conducted on a designated 95-acre parcel...

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. Agency officials also covered how the planned prescribed burn will reduce the possibility of an uncontrolled...

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. Assistant State Fire Warden Stephen Maurer said it was about 40 percent contained. Maurer said not much change was expected overnight and the fire could continue to smolder for weeks unless the area gets some rain. But most of...

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. Stephen Maurer, an assistant state fire warden, said the blaze might spread to 1,000 acres. "Fortunately it's in a very uninhabited section of the Wharton State Forest," he said. A small number of homes and businesses along Route 206 were...

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. New Hampshire Fish and Game and the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development will conduct the "prescribed burn" together with the Army National Guard, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the city of Concord. The burn will take place between now and late October, depending on weather and atmospheric conditions....


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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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