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Sourland Conservancy

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Protecting New Jersey's Sourland Mountain since 1986!

The Sourland Conservancy is looking for volunteers to help research grants. We are facing a crisis in the forests of the Sourland Mountain Region: nearly 100% of our Ash trees are going to die in the next few years due to the emarald ash borer. Ash trees make up 1/5 of all trees in these forests. The understory is degraded and is not prepared to replace the dying Ash trees.

We had initially planned large group plantings, but considering the outbreak of COVID-19, these would be impossible and unsafe to hold. Since nearly 1/3 of the Sourlands is privately owned, we have decided to switch gears and introduce a program that would provide free native trees and shrubs to members of the Sourland Conservancy. Our goal is to help residents restore the understory on their own land, which is a piece of the larger Sourland puzzle. You can find more information at sourland.org/act-ash-crisis-team.

In order to bring this vision to life, we need grant funding. If you are interested in researching grants, please email volunteers@sourland.org and we will talk with you to get you started!

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About Sourland Conservancy



Mission Statement

MISSION To protect, promote and preserve the unique character of the Sourland Mountain region. Protect - We work to protect the Sourland Mountain region’s ecology through stewardship of natural resources and advocacy through effective citizen action. Promote - We promote the use of environmental best management practices and build awareness of cultural heritage through education and effective communications Preserve - We advocate for the preservation of the historic and ecological qualities of the Sourland Mountain region. Unique character - We embrace the many unique qualities that embody the diverse character of the Sourland Mountain region including ecological, historical, and cultural.


The Sourland Conservancy carries out its mission to protect the Sourland region through educational programs and advocacy efforts. The Sourland region is a 90 square mile area of critical forest, grassland and wetland habitats that lies within parts of Hunterdon, Mercer and Somerset counties. It is an island of biodiversity in a sea of encroaching sprawl. Characterized by a fragile eological balance, the Sourland Mountain region face pressures that threaten to deplete and degrate the water and delicate ecology of the area. The region boasts the largest contiguous forest in Central NJ and is an essential stopover for Neotropical migrant songbirds. The Sourland Conservancy seeks to educate residents and visitors to the Sourlands about its ecological, historical and recreational value. The organization also advocates for municipal ordinances that support the protection and preservation of the Sourlands.

Crisis Support


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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