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The Sourland Conservancy's mission is 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.