Acquisition of the Quashne Property

State TrusteeNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

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United States of America

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Affected DOI Resources:

Migratory Birds


Lower Alloways Creek Township



Project Description

The 182-acre Quashne property in Lower Alloways Creek Township, NJ was acquired in 1997 using a portion of the M/V Presidente Rivera oil spill settlement funds, and is now a part of the Mad Horse Creek Wildlife Management Area. Past agricultural practices on the property included altering and filling the brackish tidal marsh, resulting in common reeds (Phragmites) invading the wetland. Prior to the purchase, the 80-acre non-riparian portion of the property was divided into two designated land use zones: Residential Agriculture and Flood Plain. The Quashne property would likely have been sold for residential development if it had not been protected. Over the subsequent years, the State of New Jersey acquired several adjacent parcels along Alloways Creek Neck Road. Ultimately, the tidal and freshwater wetlands on the now 260-acre site are in the process of being restored using settlement funds from the M/V Athos I oil spill. This includes eradicating Phragmites, removing fill material, and lowering the marsh elevation to allow for tidal inundation.

Restoration Land Ownership


Parties Implementing Restoration

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection

DOI Project Representatives

Fish and Wildlife Service

Restoration Documents

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New Jersey Ecological Services Field Office

4 East Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 4, Galloway, NJ 08205 | (609) 383-3938 |

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