BASF Corporation

Toms River

Toms River, New Jersey, United States

Certified through 2022

Project Name
Project Type
Grasslands
Grassland
About the Program
The BASF Toms River program features a native grassland, dominated by warm season grasses, in the coastal plain of New Jersey, about 60 miles east of Philadelphia. The 24-acre grassland and was established in 2010. The grassland is in the heart of a regulated superfund site. The company's only regulatory requirement for the site remediation work has been to prevent erosion; BASF exceeded this requirement by choosing native plants to support grassland birds and pollinators.

Practices and Impacts
  • The grassland area is maintained by rotational mowing and is surveyed frequently to determine if reseeding needed.
  • Birds, including eastern bluebirds, are monitored, as well as pollinator and plant species. A focus species of the team is the state-threatened grasshopper sparrow.
  • A June 2019 vegetation survey found only native species present in the grassland.

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