• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Feature Pages on Environmental Factors


Most of these features were first published in the park's newsletter, Spanning the Gap, (STG). For related pages in this website, look up the feature by year under:
NEWS: Park Newspaper-Archive of Back Issues of STG, by year


Fire Regime
Rx Fire (STG: Spring 1999 Vol. 21, No. 1) The prescribed fire policy. By Fire Management Officer Doug Riley.
Smokey Bear (under Features: Animals)

Non-Native Species
A Balancing Act
(STG: Summer 1997 Vol. 19, No. 2) The role of resource management in the balance of nature.
Aliens Invade Park! (STG: Fall/Winter 1998 Vol. 20, No. 3) An overview of the exotic plant situation in the recreation area.
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (under Insects)

Water Quality
Acid Rain (STG: Summer 1988 Vol. 10 No. 2) What acid rain is and what it does.
Clean Water (STG: Summer 1988 Vol. 10 No. 2) How water quality is measured for the river.
The River Clean-up (under Features: Volunteers)

Major Floods (under Stories)

Climate Friendly (under Park Planning)


Did You Know?

Sketch of a dam with forests on the river banks.

... that the reservoir of the proposed Tocks Island Dam would have inundated 30 miles of the Delaware River and 30,000 acres of its river valley (now part of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.) The defeat of the dam was an early victory of the environmental movement in this country. More...