Buckhorn Wildlife Management Area

White Township, Warren County, NJ

189 acres


Located on the west side of Route 519 south of Lommasons Glen Road and north of Roxburg.

(For maps see: www.state.nj.us/dep/fgw/wmaland.htm)

This is not an easy place to find.  Take US 80 west to exit 12; take Route 521 south through the village of Hope; pick up Route 519 south; you will bypass the town of Belvidere; soon after the intersection with Route 620 look for Foul Rift Road (near green mileage marker 38); the next place to look for is Lommasons Glen Road (on the left); drive 0.3 of a mile more and you will see just one white diamond Wildlife Management Ares sign on the right hand side of the road.  There is a small asphalt pull-in area big enough for just one car. 

The nuclear plant is in the background. 

The WMA is just north of houses #72 (east side) and #77 (west side) on Route 519. 


Buckhorn Creeks runs through the property.


This is a small linear area.  From the asphalt pull-in area I walked 10 feet south along Route 519 and then turned right to head through the field areas.  The informal trail heads around house #77.  From the house I walked along the edge of the field (planted with strawberries?).  There is a small woods hedge between the fields of corn to the south and strawberries to the north.  There is a lot of hackberry in this hedge along with black walnut.

There is a broad concrete walkway over Buckhorn Creek.  I continued walking between the woods hedge on the left and the field of strawberries on the left.  After a short walk I came to solid woods at the end of the fields.  There is a path through the hedge here that connects the corn and strawberry fields.  There is an extremely rough path that heads into the woods put it peters out very soon.  One could push through, but I was not in the mood for bushwhacking.  Turned around and returned the way I came.  

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney; * = date plant found in bloom, 6/28/04

Acer negundo (ash-leaf maple)
Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree of heaven)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Celtis occidentalis (hackberry)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Juglans nigra (black walnut)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Picea pungens ? (Colorado spruce) ?
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Salix sp. (willow)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Staphylea trifolia (bladdernut)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)
Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis aestivalis (summer grape)

Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) *
Allium vineale (garlic mustard)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)
Ambrosia trifida (great ragweed)
Anagallis arvensis (scarlet pimpernel) *
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Arctium sp. (burdock) 
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed) *
Carduus nutans (nodding thistle) *
Chelidonium majus (celandine) *
Chenopodium album (pigweed)
Cichorium intybus (chicory) *
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade) *
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle) *
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) *
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Geum canadense (white avens) *
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)
Impatiens pallida (orange jewelweed) *
Leonurus cardiaca (motherwort) *
Medicago lupulina (black medick) *
Melilotus alba (white sweet clover) *
Nepeta cataria (catnip) *
Osmorhiza longistylis (aniseroot)
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip) *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed) *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Rumex crispus (curled dock)
Sanicula gregaria (clustered snakeroot)
Silene latifolia (white campion) *
Smilacina racemosa (false Solomon's seal)
Solanum carolinense (horse nettle)
Solanum dulcamara (bittersweet nightshade) *
Solidago sp. (goldenrod)
Taraxacum officinale (common dandelion) *
Thalictrum pubescens (tall meadowrue) *
Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover) *
Trifolium pratense (red clover) *
Trifolium repens (white clover) *
Triodanis perfoliata (Venus looking glass)
Verbascum blattaria (moth mullein) *
Verbascum thapsus (common mullein) *
Viola sp. (violet)

Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)
Setaria faberi (nodding thistle)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)