The Open Space Institute awarded a $680,000 loan to the Appel Farm Arts and Music Center to help protect 110 acres in southern New Jersey
The 35-acre Lance Estate is located within the Highlands Preservation Area, an area of statewide conservation concern.
The 127-acre acquisiton extends Unexpected Wildlife Refuge's 610-acre reserve and helps protect breeding habitat for the Pine Barren tree frog and barred owl.
Nestled on Clay Pit Creek, the 40- acre Stern Fisher property provides a critical habitat for endangered and threated species.
Containing serveral vernal ponds, the 40-acre Kiesler Farm, in Cranbury Township, lies along the Millstone River.
The 350-acre farm, in Plumstead Township, Ocean County, sits atop the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer, and contains the headwaters of Jumping Creek.
The Open Space Institute (OSI) provided a loan to help acquire 150 acres of land in Frenchtown, preserving the last large undeveloped tract in this small community.