A Raritan River Basin Aerial Expedition

Written by NWNL Project Manager, Sarah Kearns All images © Alison M Jones Budd Lake - headwaters of the South Branch of the Raritan The Raritan River Basin - one of NWNL's six case-study watersheds - is the largest watershed in New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the USA. The Raritan collects water from…

Along the South Branch

Written by Joe Mish Edited by Alison M. Jones Photos courtesy of Joe Mish Joe Mish has always lived in sight of the Raritan River. Early years spent roaming the clay banks, streams, tidal creeks and swamps of the lower Raritan near Crab Island. Currently, Joe lives further upstream on the South Branch of the…

Concerns Calmed by People & Nature

Written by Alison M. Jones, NWNL Director All images © Alison M. Jones. A tree being gnawed  by beavers in NJ's Upper Raritan River wetlands On New Year's Day, I was photographing streamside construction in New Jersey’s Upper Raritan Basin. I've been told the orange fencing and new gravel banks are for widening a bridge over…

Anadromous Fish and Dams in NJ’s Raritan River

By Bianca T. Esposito, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones Bianca is a Syracuse University senior studying Biology and Economics. Her NWNL summer research on watershed biodiversity also yielded these NWNL blogs:  Wild v. Hatchery Salmon; Buffalo & Bison; Papyrus & Phragmites; Deer & Elephants and…

The Clean Water Act: Its Beginnings in the Columbia and Raritan Rivers

By Isabelle Bienen, NWNL Research Intern (Edited by Alison M.  Jones, NWNL Director) All photos © Alison M. Jones unless otherwise noted Isabelle Bienen is Northwestern University junior studying Social and Environmental Policy & Culture and Legal Studies. As NWNL Summer Intern, she wrote a 5-blog series on the history, purpose and current status of the…