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CHANJ Projects and Partners

CHANJ Projects and Partners

Below are examples of CHANJ projects benefiting the wildlife of our state:

River Road Turtle Tunnels
Bedminster Twp., Somerset County
River Rd. turtle tunnel

Completed in 2015, New Jersey’s first wildlife tunnel project gives turtles and small animals safe passage across a busy local road.
Read about it
(pdf, 4.6mb)
Bobcat Alley
Sussex and Warren Counties

The Nature Conservancy has launched an effort to protect and connect critical habitats for New Jersey’s endangered wildcats.
Read about it (pdf, 2.0mb)
Interview with a Roadkill Expert
(The Nature Conservancy)
Assunpink WMA Wildlife Passage System
Upper Freehold Twp., Monmouth County
Wildlife tunnel on Assunpink WMA

NJ Fish and Wildlife has installed tunnels to help animals move safely through a road-crossed habitat.
Read about it
CHANJ Gene Flow Analysis
New Jersey Statewide
Collecting DNA sample from red squirrel

A 5-year study (2017-2022) was done to assess the impacts of landscape fragmentation and road barriers on New Jersey’s wild mammals.
Read the full report
(pdf, 1.61mb)
Waterloo Road Amphibian Passage System
Byram Twp., Sussex County
Toad on white line as  headlights approach

Funding is secured for under-the-road tunnels and guide fencing at NJ’s largest known amphibian crossing.
Learn more
Amphibian Migration – Meet the salamanders, frogs and toads and the people who help them across roads. (YouTube)
Stream Culvert Assessments
CHANJ Pilot Areas in North Jersey

Montclair State University Passaic River Institute is surveying culverts at road-stream crossings, assessing their suitability as wildlife travel corridors.
Read about it
(pdf, 1.6mb)


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Last Update: December 19th, 2022