Episode 74-Pinelands Fauna with John Heilferty

November 20, 2017

The Discover DEP team is in the midst of a three-part series focusing on the Pine Barrens. This second episode focuses on the fauna of the Pinelands. Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish and bugs are important residents of this area and are greatly affected by the region’s ecosystem and climate. Listen in as Bob Bostock sits down with John Heilferty, Supervisor of the Division of Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species program, to talk about the various species found in the Pine Barrens as well as DEP’s conservation and management efforts.

Click here to listen to our first episode, The Flora of the Pinelands with Bernie Isaacson. Stay tuned for our third and final episode in this series to hear about the area’s rich history and legends from Tom Gerber.

Click here to learn more about the animals of the Pinelands.

Click here for a full list of New Jersey’s Endangered and Threatened Wildlife.

Click here to listen to the podcast episode on Bald Eagles with Kathy Clark.



Episode 73 - Pinelands Flora with Bernie Isaacson

November 14, 2017

The Discover DEP team is embarking on a three-part series focusing on the Pine Barrens. The Pine Barrens is a unique part of New Jersey’s landscape. From pygmy pines to “ghost forests,” the flora of the Pine Barrens has an interesting story to tell. Bernie Isaacson, Assistant Regional Forester, sits down with Bob Bostock to kick off this three-part series to give a forester’s assessment of the Pine Barrens, discussing the plants supported by the ecology of the area as well as the challenges that this region faces.

Stay tuned for the next two episodes in this series about the Pine Barrens, which will explain more about the animals and history of this area.

Click here to learn about DEP’s Forest Service.

Click here to learn about the Pinelands Commission.

Click here to read the NJ.com article: “Why sections of the Pine Barrens are turning into ‘ghost forests’”.