Plan Your Trip
Meadowlands Resources

Listed below is just a handful of the many Meadowlands Resources available to help research the area and its wildlife while planning your visit.   

For more background information on wildlife watching in New Jersey, visit New Jersey Audubon at www.njaudubon.org or New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at www.state.nj.us/dep.  You can download species checklists of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians at www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/chklists.htm.

In addition, here is a link to local Meadowland businesses that support the Birding & Wildlife trails in initiative.


Fields of Sun and Grass: An Artist’s Journal
of the New Jersey Meadowlands

John R. Quinn
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ. 1997

H2O: Highlands to Ocean:
A First Close Look at the Outstanding
Landscapes and Waterscapes
of the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan Region

Tony Hiss and Christopher Meier
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.  Morristown, NJ. 2004

The Meadowlands: Wilderness Adventures At The Edge Of A City
Robert Sullivan. Anchor Books. 1999

The Shorebird Guide

Michael O’Brien, Richard Crossley, and Kevin Karlson
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, NY. 2006

Swamp and Bog, Trees, Shrubs and Wildflowers of Eastern Freshwater Wetlands
John Eastman
Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA. 1995


Audio, Video and Software Tools

Building A Meadowlands
Filmmaker: Scott Dennis.
Video is available for loan at all Hackensack River
Watershed libraries.
A copy for purchase in DVD format is available
from Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc.
For purchase information access: www.hackensackriverkeeper.org/BAM.html
or contact Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc. (see contact information below).  

Turning the Tide
DVD, NJN Public Television & Radio. 2006.
To purchase a copy visit:
www.njn.net/store/  or call
NJ Network Video at 609-777-5093.

Contact Information for Local and Regional Conservation Organizations:
Hackensack Riverkeeper, Inc.
231 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601-7304

New Jersey Audubon
Sherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary

11 Hardscrabble Road
Bernardsville, NJ 07924

Meadowlands Conservation Trust
1 DeKorte Park Plaza
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
Meadowlands Environment Center
2 DeKorte Park Plaza
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce
201 Route 17 N.
Rutherford NJ 07070

New Jersey Meadowlands Commission
1 DeKorte Park Plaza
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071