N.J. Division of Fish & Wildlife The fish at Swartswood Lake are stocked by the Hackettstown Fish Hatchery. In the spring of 2007 Hackettstown Fish Hatchery set up nets at Neldon Brook which leads into Swartswood Lake. “The Hackettstown crew began their walleye broodstock collection season on April 2nd when they set one Pennsylvania and two South Dakota-style trap nets in Swartswood Lake near the mouth of Neldon Brook” (Lemon). Walleye fishing is very popular in New Jersey and are introduced in an environment to increase fish diversity. The nets at the mouth of the river collected a “record of 352 adult walleye were captured surpassing the old record of 320 captured in 2004” (Lemon). “According to the Division of Fish and Wildlife website, …show more content…
The bald eagle is the national symbol of the United States and was on the endangered list due to eggshell thinning which was caused by DDT. “DDE and its parent pesticide DDT were used to control mosquitoes and other insects. The chemical was linked to egg shell thinning in bald eagles. It was banned in 1972” (Murray). In 1995 the bald eagle was moved to the threatened species list and was removed from the list in 2007. “A 20-year monitoring plan was developed in 2009. While the birds are no longer protected under the federal endangered species act, they continue to be protected under other federal laws.” (Murray). Many people see that bald eagle as a majestic bird which is why seeing one a Swartswood Lake is very eventful for most people. “Swartswood is known for its great fishing and peaceful surroundings. Whether you are on land or water, there is always a chance you will catch a glimpse of the spectacular wildlife, including bald eagles” (Swartswood Lake). The bald eagle is well suited in its home of Swartswood Lake due to the high abundance of fish. The bald eagle has even made a nest on little Swartswood lake so in the future there will probably be many more bald eagles in this area. “The population growth of eagles in New Jersey — 14 new pairs were found last year (2013), six of them in northern New Jersey — is a long way from the decade of the 1970s when there was just one active nest …show more content…
Many people were against this proposal due to the fact it would ruin the natural beauty of the area and would barely benefit the community. “A leader of ‘No Swartswood Tower’ said the tower would destroy the aesthetic beauty of the 2,472-acre park, which includes two pristine lakes, Swartswood Lake and Little Swartswood Lake. The park was established in 1914 as New Jersey’s first state park and attracted nearly 50,000 visitors last summer” (Moszczynski). This shows that many people would be able to see the 150 foot tower that would be disguised as a flag pole. This tower would benefit people who use Sprint Nextel. “The 150-foot tower — disguised as a flag pole — would upgrade the Sprint Nextel network to give work crews from First Energy Corp., the parent company of Jersey Central Power & Light, access to Sprint Nextel’s "push-to-talk" network, a walkie-talkie feature found on the telephone company’s cell phones. It would also eliminate "dead spots" for people who use Sprint Nextel’s cell phone network in the mountainous rural region” (Moszczynski). Sprint Nextel is not used by residents of Sussex County but it could benefit tourists from New York that use this service. “In March 2011, the 150-foot tower was proposed by Nextel wireless of New York to be built on Swartswood Volunteer Fire Department property off Swartswood Road”
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Eels used to migrate yearly from the Chesapeake Bay but have been blocked by the large dams on the Susquehanna River. Young eels were captured below the dams and transported here to continue their life span in these home waters. Eels are hosts for mussels which help purify the waters of Pine
In the 1900s the Environmental Protection Agency listed the bald eagle as an endangered species. During those years, DDT usage was widespread, and it is believed that its use was responsible for the decline in the number of eagles. DDT is a chemical that was used to control mosquitoes, and it caused a thinning of the eagle egg shells. The population of breeding pairs of bald eagles has changed in several states over a 12-year period as is shown in the table below. Population of Breeding Pairs of Bald Eagles State Year 1 Year 3 Year 6 Year 9 Year 12 Maryland
Bass Fishing in Mississippi Currently, Mississippi has on average 19 fishing lakes spread throughout the state with 4543 acres of water. Every year, during the month of June, professional and novice fishermen, come from all over the world to join the fishing community of Mississippi and celebrate what is known as ‘National Fishing Week’ and all anglers can fish for free on the first Saturday and Sunday of that week. This is an exciting week, and is anticipated by so many fishermen, from Mississippi and all over America and the world. If you want to fish on the Mississippi lakes and rivers, you must have a licence.
Deeply affected by human encroachment into its territory, when the species was declared federally endangered in 1967, only about 12 individuals remained in the wild (Threats to Florida Panthers). Currently there are around 180 individuals in the wild, and the US Fish and Wildlife Commission’s Florida panther plan defines a successful panther population worthy of delisting the species as endangered. Its requirements for delisting are as follows: “Three viable, self-sustaining populations of at least 240 individuals (adults and subadults) each have been established and subsequently maintained for a minimum of twelve years. Sufficient habitat quality, quantity, and spatial configuration to support these populations is retained / protected or secured for the long-term.(fwc panther
In the 1900s the population decreased because of the DDT ( DDT: dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) sickness with the eagles. Hunters are a treat to bald eagles because they will shoot them out of the sky. If a bald eagle eats a duck that has been eating lead shots that
However about one year ago my grandma and grandpa bought a house on Gull Lake so that’s where I fish now. Whenever i’m over there I grab my fishing pole and start fishing. I have caught a lot of Sunfish in my days of fishing. They have a black dot on both sides that’s how I know when I have caught a
Four million birds are estimated to use the Sea each day in the winter, more than any other resource in the nation” (DesertUSA, The Salton Sea, CA). Some rare birds that can be seen on special occasion are Bald Eagles, White Ibises, Pine Warblers, Red Crossbills, and over fifty other rarities. Some common birds are: killdeer, Caspian terns, American Avocets, Great Egrets, burrowing owls, Black-necked stilts, and Black skimmers (5). One species, the Yuma Clapper rail, relies heavily on the survival of the Salton Sea because around 40% of all Yuma Clapper rails in the United States live in the basin. These birds were listed as endangered on March 11, 1967 and also rely on the basin for crayfish to eat.
Gila trout are endangered in some stretches of water that are managed as designated wilderness. A hands-off policy would be their doom. Because exotic trout species now swim in the same streams, Gila trout can survive the competition and the temptation to interbreed only if they swim in isolated tributaries. In which a water-fall blocks the upstream movement of other fish. Two decades ago, one such tributary was fortified.
Imagine bright glinting orange flames engulfing the bright, lush green trees of a forest. Smell the bitter burning wood. See the ashes fly through the air. Feel the smoke burning your throat, and eyes. This is what we have experienced down in eagle creek for the past Month.
The State of Georgia’s largest lake, Lake Lanier extends for some 38,000 miles, with roughly 700 miles of breathtaking shoreline. It is situated within the rolling, grassy foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is just 60 miles from the city of Atlanta. Shared by the three neighboring states of Alabama, Florida and Georgia, Lake Lanier’s shoreline borders five counties: Hall, Forsyth, Dawson, Gwinnett and Lumpkin. The construction of Lake Lanier was completed in 1957, with the creation of Buford Dam by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the south end of the lake.
My personal favorite was the great blue heron who was delicately fishing for her supper. The snapping turtles were also out. They quite photogenic! I didn 't cross the meadow to visit the John Chads House. That historic home was one of the main inspirations for the paintings and art by the Wyeth Family.