Upton Ecological and Research Reserve Created
On November 9, 2000, the Department of Energy announced that it was setting aside 530 acres at BNL to create the Upton Ecological and Research Reserve. The Pine Barrens land in the Upton Reserve creates a unique ecosystem of forests and wetlands and provides habitat for approximately 27 endangered, threatened, or species of special concern.
Under an agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, DOE provided $200,000 a year, for five years, for land management activities and research in the Reserve.