TRENTON –  Beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Fish and Wildlife will take questions from the public on the final Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area’s Forestry Management Plan. The public information session is scheduled May 9 at Sussex County Technical School, 105 North Church Road in Sparta.

To accommodate every member of the public with questions about the plan, each person will be provided up to three minutes to speak. To ensure public safety, signs, placards, posters, musical instruments, noisemakers and voice amplifiers will not be permitted in the venue.

Residents can learn more about the plan and pre-register to attend at:<>

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DEP has partnered with the New Jersey Audubon Society to propose a management plan for the 3,641-acre Sparta Mountain Wildlife Management Area that would remove some trees in order to generate new growth. The plan also aims to improve the health of the ecosystem and enhance the forest’s biodiversity.

To view a map of the area, visit:<>