“protected coastal habitats”
The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, where more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats are actively protected and managed for migratory birds. Forsythe is one of more than 500 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world. Units of the system stretch across the United States from northern Alaska to the Florida Keys, and include small islands in the Caribbean and South Pacific. The character of the Refuges is as diverse as the nation itself.
The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge is just a 20-minute drive away from the AC and a great place to go for wildlife sightings, scenic drives, and hiking. If you're lucky, you may spot a bald eagle, but there's a good chance to you'll see plenty of osprey fishing in the marsh.
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Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
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