78 Acres Added To Yards Creek Preserve

78 Acres Added to Yards Creek Preserve

  • January 6, 2021

In December 2020, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey added 78 acres to Yards Creek Preserve in Blairstown by acquiring two new parcels of land, bringing the size of the organization’s newest nature preserve to 231 acres.  Yards Creek Preserve…

World Soil Day

World Soil Day

  • December 3, 2020

Did you know that a vast world of living organisms under our feet keeps soil healthy and fertile and determine the main biogeochemical processes that make life possible on Earth? It’s pretty incredible. Humans rely on soil biodiversity to grow…

2020 Intern: Hope Wright

2020 Intern: Hope Wright

  • December 3, 2020

Let's give a big warm welcome to our new planning intern Hope Wright! She graduated from the College of William & Mary in 2018 with a BA in anthropology and BS in environmental science. Soon after graduation, she took an…

2020 Intern: Hiyabu Habtemichael

2020 Intern: Hiyabu Habtemichael

  • December 3, 2020

Let's give a big warm welcome to our new planning intern, Hiyabu Habtemichael! Hiyabu recently received his M.A. in urban studies with a concentration in public administration. He also has a B.S. in economics and a B.A. in sociology from…

Stag Hill Cleanup For Nature And Unity

Stag Hill Cleanup for Nature and Unity

  • November 23, 2020

Stag Hill is a beautiful spot in Mahwah with sweeping views of the Hackensack River Valley below, all the way to Manhattan. This valley is also the ancestral land of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, whose members were forced to flee…

Reforesting Yards Creek With Roots For Rivers

Reforesting Yards Creek with Roots for Rivers

  • October 30, 2020

Staff and volunteers for The Land Conservancy of New Jersey recently planted 575 native trees at Yards Creek Preserve in Blairstown, thanks to a grant from the Roots for Rivers program. The weather was sunny and cool, but the work…

Grand Opening Of Nancy Conger West Brook Preserve

Grand Opening of Nancy Conger West Brook Preserve

  • October 19, 2020

On Saturday morning, an intimate group gathered for the grand opening of a new land preserve named in honor of our longtime friend and champion Nancy Conger, who passed away in 2019. The crisp, sunny autumn day was perfect for…

2020 Intern: Sameer Agrawal

2020 Intern: Sameer Agrawal

  • September 17, 2020

Sameer Agrawal is a senior at Rutgers University, majoring in environmental policy with a certificate in GIS and a sustainability minor. He’s had various other environmental-related internships, but he’s excited to see where the conservation work at the Land Conservancy…

2020 Intern: Rita Matos

2020 Intern: Rita Matos

  • September 10, 2020

Rita is a recent graduate of Montclair State University, where she achieved her masters in ecology and evolution. Her research involved mapping NJ bobcat habitat using radio collar telemetry in partnership with NJ Department of Fish and Wildlife. When Rita…

Chris Lieb Named TLCNJ’s Richard M. Sargent Intern

Chris Lieb Named TLCNJ’s Richard M. Sargent Intern

  • September 7, 2020

Students are an integral part of The Land Conservancy’s work, assisting our professional staff and infusing the organization with a sense of youthful energy and enthusiasm. We pride ourselves on offering interns a meaningful and active work experience that expands…