The Hawk Rise Project
Goals and Objectives
The City of Linden initiated the Hawk Rise project to restore and maintain the site with the purpose of using this existing
natural resource to provide for research, environmental education, and public access at the site. The primary area of focus
is approximately 36.8 forested acres adjacent to the Linden Landfill, known as the Hawk Rise Sanctuary. The New Jersey Audubon
(NJA) has partnered with the City of Linden to provide educational programming, stewardship guidance, and wildlife monitoring
at the site.
NJA performed an analysis and their goal was to collect and evaluate information on wildlife populations at the Linden Hawk
Rise site, as well as the adjacent Linden Landfill and Rahway River marshes, to assess the effects of habitat and other
stewardship activities at the site, use this information to guide future management and aid in designing educational programming
at the site. NJA initiated baseline monitoring in 2010, and collected information on birds, amphibians, and plant species
present during the first year. During 2011, 2012 and 2013, NJA continued standardized surveys of bird populations in order to
expand seasonal coverage, increase the number of species detected, examine inter-annual variability, and provide a baseline that
can be used to assess the effects of ongoing stewardship activities on wildlife populations.
View the report which summarizes the results of the survey conducted
between December, 2012 and November, 2013 here.
View more information about the
Hawk Rise Sanctuary Here