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Spotlights

  • Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space; New Jersey Invasive Species Strike Team.

    If you have a smartphone, the power to protect the natural heritage of New Jersey is at your fingertips! You can use it to help stop the spread of invasive plants, animals and even pathogens that threaten the natural systems and economy of the Garden State.

  • New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

    Emerald Ash Borer was discovered in New Jersey in May 2014 in Somerset County, and as of October 2015 has also been found in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Monmouth counties. Infestations throughout the U.S. and Canada have killed tens of millions of ash trees since 2002. Report signs of the beetle to the Department of Agriculture at 609-406-6939.
  • Rutgers University. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

    In the U.S., spotted lanternfly is an invasive species that could be very devastating to some New Jersey crops and hardwood trees. New Jersey populations were first detected in 2018 and are currently primarily distributed along the state's border with Pennsylvania. In response, the NJ Department of Agriculture has issued an eight-county quarantine. People and businesses travelling in and out of these counties (Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Salem, Somerset, and Warren) should inspect their vehicles for hitchhiking SLF as well as inspect outdoor items such as firewood, paving stones, lawn equipment, etc. for egg masses (see checklist (PDF | 222 KB)). Quarantine compliance will reduce the spread of SLF to new areas and counties thereby protecting New Jersey resources including forests and agriculture. To help survey efforts, please report sightings (with photograph) to slanternfly@njaes.rutgers.edu.

State Specific Threats

Selected Resources

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Council or Task Force

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

State and Local Government

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. Division of Fish and Wildlife.

New Jersey Department of Agriculture.

Academic
Rutgers State University of New Jersey. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

Rutgers University. New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station.

A collection of photos and descriptions of agricultural weeds found in New Jersey.
Professional
Friends of Hopewell Valley Open Space.
Native Plant Society of New Jersey.