Pinelands National Reserve

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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A 293-acre tract in the Barnegat Bay watershed in Jackson Township, Ocean County, and which lies in the Pinelands National Reserve, has been permanently preserved in a $4.
With a name inspired by the Pinelands National Reserve - a region most famous for its hiking trails, camping and American history - the brewing company will produce a product that reflects and embodies the local pride and spirit so famously connected to the area.
The Atlantic County Division of Public Health used $50,000 from the department to remove the remaining 20,000 tires, as well as tire chips, from the former Perona Scrap Yard on Columbia Road in Mullica, located within the Pinelands National Reserve.
He also shaped legislation that established the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve and co-sponsored a Constitutional amendment to address foreign acquisitions of American businesses.
To put that into context, The Pinelands National Reserve includes approximately 1.
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.
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.
By 1978 Presidents Carter signed the National Parks and Recreation Act that created the Pinelands National Reserve.

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