Pinelands National Reserve


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Pinelands National Reserve

Address:c/o New Jersey Pinelands Commission
15 Springfield Rd, PO Box 7
New Lisbon, NJ 08064

Phone:609-894-7300
Fax:609-894-7330
Web: www.nps.gov/pine/
Size: 1,164,025 acres (7.8% federal).
Established: Authorized on November 10, 1978, as the nation's first national reserve. Designated a Biosphere Reserve in 1983. Protected by state and federal legislation through management by local, state, and federal governments and the private sector.
Location:In southern New Jersey. It represents 22% of the state's total land area and includes portions of seven counties (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Ocean), and all or parts of 56 municipalities.
Facilities:Public recreation facilities are provided within state parks and forests.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, boating, horseback riding, sightseeing.
Special Features:This area, which is the largest essentially undeveloped tract on the Eastern seaboard, is a unique ecosystem of historic villages and berry farms amid vast oak-pine forests, extensive wetlands, and diverse species of plants and animals.

See other parks in New Jersey.
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To put that into context, The Pinelands National Reserve includes approximately 1.1 million acres and encompasses portions of 7 counties and all or part of 56 municipalities.
This is largely attributed to the extensive undeveloped lands of the Pinelands National Reserve (PNR), state wildlife management areas, and federal refuges surrounding these waters (Figure 1).
And in New Jersey, drivers can get the Pinelands license plate to help protect the state's 1 million acre Pinelands National Reserve.
Frome states, "Carter's four years are a record of promises unfulfilled." Acknowledged is the role of President Jimmy Carter and Secretary Cecil Andrus in significantly increasing parkland in Alaska, but their pivotal role in establishing the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve is not mentioned.

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