Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge


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Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Address:Greek Creek Rd
Oceanville, NJ 08231

Phone:609-652-1665
Fax:609-652-1474
Web: www.fws.gov/northeast/forsythe
Established: In 1984, two refuges were combined to create Edwin B. Forsythe NWR.
Location:9 miles north of Atlantic City, along southern New Jersey's Atlantic coast.
Facilities:Visitor contact station, viewing sites, hiking trails, boat ramp, auto tour route (8 miles).
Activities:Fishing, crabbing, hunting, hiking, wildlife watching, boating, educational programs.
Special Features:Refuge is located along one of the Atlantic Flyway's most active flight paths and has been designated a Wetland of International Importance under the RAMSAR Convention. A portion of the New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail passes through the refuge.
Habitats: 43,000 acres of coastal habitats--primarily tidal salt meadow and marsh interspersed with shallow coves and bays.
Access: Daily, sunrise to sunset.
Wild life: Migrating ducks and geese, wading birds, and shore birds. Also piping plover, peregrine falcons, ospreys, and bald eagles.

See other parks in New Jersey.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Bog Asphodel (Narthecium americanum) The FWS New Jersey Field Office and Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge forged a partnership with the Stafford Township Environmental Commission and Southern Regional High School to restore a wetland on refuge lands supporting a population of bog asphodel, a plant that is a candidate for listing under the ESA.