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We advocate for policies and legislation that will benefit New Jersey's environment

Our Advocacy Work

The SJLWT often advocates for legislation that is beneficial to the natural environment, and against legislature that is detrimental to it. Most recently, Trust staff documented and photographed damaged sites within the Pinelands. As a consequence, the Trusthas advocated for Wharton State Forest’s Motorized Access Plan, or MAP. This plan would significantly reduce the irreparable vernal pool and protected habitat damage caused by illegal off-road vehicle use. You can learn more about the problems, the Wharton MAP. and how you can help by visiting our friends at Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

New Jersey Conservation Blueprint

The SJLWT is one of 21 organizations that assisted in development of this data-driven, interactive mapping program housed at Rowan University.  Its purpose is to accelerate preservation of the most important remaining natural and cultural land resources that support healthy and vibrant communities in New Jersey.  It is designed to be very user-friendly and provides an easy way to look at your town’s land use and key land and water resources at the parcel level, as a basis for decision-making.  Learn more about the New Jersey Conservation Blueprint here. 

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