While broad habitat categories based on vegetation communities are referenced in the New Jersey SWAP, plant species of conservation concern are not addressed. The purpose of this project is to develop rare plant conservation strategies that complement conservation actions for animal species in the context of biodiversity protection and climate change in New Jersey. The project focused on two high-priority regions of the state with the development of a spatial framework and conservation strategy prototype that can be used in other regions of the state. Integrated rare plant and wildlife SGCN management guidelines will be incorporated into New Jersey’s SWAP and implemented, as practicable, with state and NGO conservation partners.
Integrating the Conservation of Plant Species of Concern in the New Jersey State Wildlife Action Plan
New Jersey Natural Heritage Program
Walz KS. 2013. Integrating the Conservation of Plant Species of Concern in the New Jersey State Wildlife Action Plan. New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Natural Lands Management, MC501-04, Trenton, NJ 08625 for NatureServe #DDCF-0F-001a, 12p.