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[C] About NJDFW

ABOUT US

Created in 1892, NJ Fish and Wildlife is a professional environmental agency dedicated to the protection, management and wise use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife resources. Fish and Wildlife is part of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection under the direction of Assistant Commissioner David Golden.

OUR MISSION AND GOALS

Fish and Wildlife’s mission is to protect and manage the State’s wildlife resources to maximize their long-term biological, recreational, and economic values for all New Jerseyans.

AGENCY GOALS

To maintain New Jersey’s rich variety of fish and wildlife species at stable, healthy levels and to protect and enhance the many habitats on which they depend.

To educate New Jerseyans on the values and needs of our fish and wildlife and to foster a positive human/wildlife co-existence.

To maximize the recreational and commercial use of New Jersey’s fish and wildlife for both present and future generations.

BUREAUS AND OFFICES

Our nine bureaus and two offices collectively oversee and execute all of Fish and Wildlife’s activities and programs throughout the State of New Jersey.

BUREAU OF FRESHWATER FISHERIES

Shawn Crouse, Chief

BUREAU OF INFORMATION AND EDUCATION

Al Ivany, Chief

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT

Jason Hearon, Chief

BUREAU OF LAW ENFORCEMENT

Frank Panico, Chief

BUREAU OF MARINE FISHERIES

Jeffrey Brust, Chief

BUREAU OF SHELLFISHERIES

Russ Babb, Chief

BUREAU OF WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Carole Stanko, Chief

ENDANGERED AND NONGAME SPECIES PROGRAM

John Heilferty, Chief

BUREAU OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Kim Springer, Chief

OFFICE OF MOSQUITO CONTROL

Scott Crans, Administrator

OFFICE OF FISH AND WILDLIFE HEALTH AND FORENSICS

Dr. Jan Lovy, Research Scientist

COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES

The Fish and Wildlife Councils and Committees of the State of New Jersey have a unique role in managing our fish and wildlife resources. The Governor appoints members of the Councils as unpaid volunteers who act in the best interest of the State’s fish and wildlife resources on behalf of the public. The Councils help create and finalize each year’s hunting and fishing regulations and enable our resources’ professional and scientific management.

There are six New Jersey Councils and Committees. There are also two federal bodies on which the State is represented and the State Mosquito Control Commission.

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Department of Environmental Protection
P. O. Box 420
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-777-3373
Last Update: November 2nd, 2022