New Jersey Forest Resource Education Center, Jackson, NJ
Posted by: 94RedRover
N 40° 05.954 W 074° 19.010
18T E 558230 N 4438994
Quick Description: Off E Veterans Highway in Jackson, New Jersey, 660 acres make up the Forest Resource Education Center, with 45 acres set aside for the propagation and production of seedlings for reforestation and other forestry programs.
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 8/14/2008 3:52:25 AM
Waymark Code: WM4ETM
The small entrance to this education center is located at 370 E Veterans Highway. A Smokey Bear sign guards the entrance.
Inside, visitors can hike, bike or even take horses through interprative, learning trails, aimed at educating about the native plants and animals of New Jersey, and educating on the continuing efforts of reforestation. There is a Senosry Awareness Trail, which leads to the water's edge. There is a Swamp Life Trail, which highlights and identifies life in the swamplands of Jersey. An Aboretum Trail identifies native trees to visitors, and the Bluebird Trail has 28 nesting boxes for bluebirds and tree swallows. Explore on your own, or join in on a guided group tour.
Many greenhouses are here, producing nearly 300,000 seedlings yearly for replanting programs. Tours of the greenhouses are avilable, and demonstrations on Wildlife Habitat Gardening, acorn planting, pruning techniques and even beekeeping!
This is a great effort of the Forestry Service to increase awareness and encourage volunteerism for the conservation of our forests.
To learn more about the educational programs, interprative trails or demonstartions, visit the resource center's website : (visit link)
Hours: From: 8:00 AM To: 4:30 PM
Open Year Round?: yes
Interpretive Programs?: yes
Live Animal Displays: Not Listed
Visitors should visit the Nature Center and post a photo of themselves (or GPS unit) either inside or outside of the nature center visited. Logs without photos WILL be allowed if a lenghty description of one's visit and a mention of what they learned is included.