ARCTIC MEADOWS PRESERVE
Stillwater Township, Kittatinny Mountains, Sussex County, NJ
64 acres

visitation is restricted to scientific research by advance arrangement


History:

Established in 1990 and managed by  The Nature Conservancy


In August 1995, six acres were added to Arctic Meadows, a 57-acre preserve in the foothills of the Kittatinny Mountains in Sussex County. The preserve is home to the yellow spring beauty (Claytonia virginica, var. hammondiae) is found nowhere else in the world. The preserve features a state-imperiled woodland community known as an inland acidic seep (in which cold, acidic water intersects the ground surface and gradually and diffusely flows into an area).


Habitats:

wetland of grasses and herbaceous plants; a grass/sedge meadow, surrounded by a hemlock-deciduous forest


Wildlife:

Black bear and beaver


Source: http://nature.org/wherewework/northamerica/states/newjersey/work/art8500.html