Franklin Parker Preserve Speedwell Entrance

Three dead Cedar Trees Photo
Franklin Parker Photo
Still here

SITE DESCRIPTION: The acquisition of the Franklin Parker Preserve in 2003 by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation was a momentous occasion in conservation. This 9400 acre preserve is a keystone piece of land, linking the expanses of Brendan Byrne, Wharton, and Penn State Forests and creating a more contiguous, and therefore more viable, Pinelands National Reserve. Franklin Parker Preserve offers access to a wide variety of Pine Barrens habitat by way of sand roads. Pitch-pine forests and cedar swamps are joined by blueberry fields, lakes, and pristine tributaries of the Wading River. The former cranberry bogs are currently being restored to a variety of native wetland habits. The preserve is home to an impressive array of rare flora and fauna, including numerous State threatened and endangered species, and even some nationally and globally rare species. This is also a great area for stargazing.

Hiking Franklin Parker Preserve- Pinelands Fine Art

Franklin Parker Preserve Photos


Not been up to snuff, I’m working on some health issues, but I did manage to get out to one of my favorite places. I was hoping for some eagle sightings but it looks like the were not around. 

I did a hike on the yellow trail and decided to listen to mother natures call and make some Pine Lands Fine Art photography. #optoutside

Here’s a short video a short video which I enjoyed making. I will probably make more videos. afternoon at Franklin parker preserve
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Franklin Parker Preserve



Pinelands: New England / Mid-Atlantic Coast

Area: 9,400 Acres

Habitat: Primarily forested wetland with areas of shrub-scrub and mixed upland forest

Site Description: The Franklin Parker Preserve is an important wetland complex located in the center of the Pinelands. It is responsible for filtering rainwater that feeds into the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, a valuable underground water resource. The site was purchased in 2003 by New Jersey Conservation Foundation (NJCF) and now serves as an essential link between five major state-owned parcels totaling 250,000 acres. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection designated several Natural Heritage Priority Sites in the area, including the Chatsworth Woods Macrosite. These sites are considered some of NJ’s most significant habitats.

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