The Barnegat Light Restoration Project is a cooperative effort between @wildlifenj, @rutgersu, the US Army Corps of Engineers, @usfws, and the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife to improve habitat suitability for endangered beach-nesting birds, especially the Piping Plover. The project was completed in two phases. First, vegetation was cleared to provide open, shelly habitat for the birds to lay their eggs. Second, a pond was created to provide foraging habitat. Once the restoration was completed, the perimeter of the project area was posted with fencing and signs to limit human disturbance during a very successful breeding season.
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