Morris County’s open space may soon expand into Jefferson

Rockaway River WMA

WILSON CONDE / DAILY RECORD – The Rockaway River Wildlife Management Area, 3,600-plus acres of open space set aside for natural wildlife and habitat protection in Morris County, may soon expand.

The open space may expand to include a land tract of just under 118 acres in Jefferson Township, municipal Business Administrator Jim Leach said.

Leach said the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit dedicated to land conservation projects across the country, bought the property from its original owner, and is looking to pass ownership to Jefferson Township …

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