The bobcat is New Jersey’s only species of wild cat, and is listed as endangered in New Jersey. The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife works with many partners across the state to make sure bobcats are getting the support they need in terms of protection from habitat fragmentation and vehicle strikes. Gretchen Fowles, Geographic Information Specialist within DEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife, sits down with Bob Bostock to discuss the slow but sure comeback of the bobcat in the Garden State and the work that is being done to ensure its survival.
- To report a dead or injured bobcat, call 1-877-WARNDEP.
- To report a live bobcat observation (please include photos if you have them!): http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/rprtform.htm.
- Information on the tax check-off to support the New Jersey Endangered Wildlife Fund: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/checkoff.htm.
- Information on the Conserve Wildlife license plate: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/plates.htm.
- Information on bobcats in New Jersey: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/ensp/pdf/end-thrtened/bobcat.pdf.
- Information on the Connecting Habitat Across New Jersey (CHANJ) project: www.chanj.nj.gov.