The EcoPreserve is back open for walking, hiking, biking, birding and hopefully cross-country skiing – if we get some snow. Please note that sections of the EcoPreserve are closed (posted by yellow signs) through January 20, 2020 due to our ongoing deer management programs. Most trails are open, except for the Wildlife Trail which will be closed though January 20. Please respect the posted areas.
An aggressive coyote bit a student walking along the sidewalk near the EcoPreserve this past week. This type of aggressive behavior towards adult humans is rare and the individual coyote may be rabid. The Ecopreserve is closed to access while the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife attempts to trap the coyote.
If you’ve been out bushwhacking on the EcoPreserve, you might have come across a “trail camera” attached to a tree. The Ecopreserve is participating in Snapshot USA, a project coordinated by the Smithsonian Institution to get at least one location in all 50 states to monitor their wildlife populations through a network of motion detector “trail cameras” during the months of September and October, 2019. The EcoPreserve in NJ’s sole location. Students for the Principles of Natural Resource Management class…
Horse Patrols in the EcoPreserve If you’ve been seeing the horse hoofprints along the trails of the EcoPreserve you’ve not been mistaken. The Rutgers Horse Patrol has started to include the trails of the EcoPreserve as part of their regular patrol of the Livingston Campus. Bikers please yield to the horses as they pass by.