"Wild New Jersey brings the reader on a real-life safari through the Garden State's wildlife and natural wonders."
(Tom Gilmore President, New Jersey Audubon Society
"What is wonderful about this book is it shows we still have wild places left even in the middle of our state's most developed urban areas. This book captures why we must preserve what's left of nature in New Jersey—and it reads like a page-turner you can't put down."
(Jeff Tittel Director, New Jersey Sierra Club
"Wheeler provides an entertaining overview of the diversity of wildlife in New Jersey that challenges the notion that our state is merely a
crowded, overdeveloped stretch of toxic sites. He weaves carefully selected information into a fast-paced, hard-to-put-down story. It's not
often we can refer to a book about nature as a 'page turner.'"
(Gregory A. Remaud Deputy Director, NY/NJ Baykeeper
"Full of exciting tales about New Jersey, from the crowded urban areas to the most remote places of the state."
(Joanna Burger author of A Naturalist Along the New Jersey Shore
"Once you read this book, don't be surprised if you find yourself going straight to the nearest outdoor adventure, whether it be boating and birding the Meadowlands, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or exploring the Pinelands."
(Captain Bill Sheehan Hackensack Riverkeeper
"As someone who has worked through many of the environmental challenges we face in New Jersey, I celebrate New Jersey's unique role in America's environmental movement. Wild New Jersey captures what is at stake in our fight to clean up, restore, and protect our beautiful natural areas, from the pristine heart of the Pinelands to the ecological restorations of Superfund sites"
(James Florio former Governor of New Jersey
"Wild New Jersey may sound like fantasy—but this inspiring book is all reality. It's David Wheeler's great gift that he can continually see the treeline behind the skyline and hear the wild birds calling beyond the traffic's roar. He is the great champion and re-explorer of the state's magnificent wilderness and natural resoloence that 400 years of development has often threatened but never erased; he is also the cherisher and celebrator of those struggling natural areas that intrepod local residents are nursing back to like with great success. Here is a book that will change your understanding of where you are, and show you the wild strength and beauty that is still the heartheat of the nation's most urbanized state."
(Tony Hiss writer and author
"While many people view New Jersey as the as a kind of 'ground zero' in the conflict between development and preservation, David Wheeler reminds us in this beautifully written book that human efforts over the last 40 years to protect our environment and preserve open space—coupled with Nature's amazing resiliency—have made the Garden State an incredible place to enjoy wildlife both rare and common. Reading Wild New Jersey will make you flush with pride to be a New Jerseyan, while you reach for your hiking boots and binoculars to follow in David's intrepid footsteps."
(Michael Catania Former Deputy Commissioner of NJDEP, and President of Conservation Resources
"This book is for anyone in the Garden State with the teeniest spark of adventure and enthusiasm. From your easy chair, Wheeler will take you places you've never been."