Pine Barrens

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Pine Barrens,

coastal plain region, c.3,000 sq mi (7,770 sq km), S and SE N.J.; composed chiefly of sandy soils, swamp-edged streams, pine stands, and tracts of cranberries and blueberries. Originally a well-forested area of pine, cedar, and oak, its trees were indiscriminately cut for shipbuilding and charcoal-making until the 1860s, when they were nearly exhausted. A second growth of pine was of poor quality, and most of the region, except for scattered stands, remained bare. Several state forests and Fort Dix, a U.S. army base, are there. On the periphery of the Pine Barrens, suburban development has grown since the 1970s. Efforts to maintain the wilderness have increased as a result of environmentalist action, but such projects remain difficult. There is also a Pine Barrens on Long IslandLong Island
(1990 pop. 6,861,454), 1,723 sq mi (4,463 sq km), 118 mi (190 km) long, and from 12 to 20 mi (19–32 km) wide, SE N.Y.; fourth largest island of the United States and the largest outside Alaska and Hawaii.
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See J. McPhee, The Pine Barrens (1968); R. R. Forman, Pine Barrens: Ecosystem & Landscape (1979).

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I had already been planning a hiking trip in the Pine Barrens because I wanted to spend more time outside," says Bunting, 36, of Lumberton, New Jersey.
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Ariel Spencer, troubled by repressed memories of her childhood in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, convinces her husband and two sons to move there so that she might face her demons and be free of her emotional instability.
Long-term implications of forest fires on soil chemical properties and mineral alterations in the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
In it we see rare photos of Hemingway camping and fishing at locations including Horton Bay and the Pine Barrens, as well as pictures of the 1919 fishing trip on the Fox River that would form the basis of one of his most famous short stories, "Big Two-Hearted River.
As one of the state's most active and dedicated environmental advocates, he has championed the protection of our natural world from the Pine Barrens to the Highlands.
Duff grew up in two parts of Texas: the petrochemical area of the Gulf Coast, and the pine barrens of Deep bast Texas, which made for two-mindedness and a bifurcated view of the world, as he demonstrates in his fiction.
In , a blaze persisted in a 1,000-acre (405 hectares) area of the picturesque Pine Barrens but was contained on the firing range at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, where it scorched 300 acres (121 hectares).
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