Located In West Milford, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey preserved these 189 acres in partnership with the New Jersey Highlands Council in 2014.

What You’ll Find

Our Pequannock Watershed Preserve features Dunker Brook, a pristine brook that includes a pond and a gushing waterfall.

The Preserve has clear and pristine streams and ponds; mature woodlands; rhododendron forests and stands of mountain laurel; mossy bogs and vernal pools; and an amazing variety of animal and plant species.

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For Your Information

The Pequannock Watershed Preserve is the first preserve to be owned and managed by The Land Conservancy in West Milford Township.  This property was privately owned by two families for over 100 years – it is now preserved as a critical component to the Newark-Pequannock Watershed to ensure it remains intact, permanently protected, and does not become fragmented.

A watershed describes an area of land that contains a common set of streams and rivers that all drain into a single larger body of water, such as a larger river, a lake or an ocean.  The Pequannock Watershed Preserve is surrounded by the 35,000 acre Newark-Pequannock Watershed owned by the City of Newark.