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Land Preservation for Landowners

Landowners have the unique opportunity to make a big impact in preserving NJ's natural beauty

We Can Help You Preserve Your Land

South Jersey Land & Water Trust works to preserve and protect farmland, open space and critical habitats within South Jersey. In addition, SJLWT assists landowners and municipalities in the often complicated farmland and open space preservation process. 


We have preserved or helped to preserve many properties in South Jersey, and we are happy to assist with any questions or concerns you may have. We can help you start the process of preservation, whether it is a family farm, a park for your municipality, or forested bird sanctuary. Please click here to contact us if you have land to preserve or if you have any questions about land preservation. 

What are the benefits of preserving open-space in South Jersey? 

Combat global warming by protecting forested lands that capture carbon dioxide

Recharge groundwater and aquifers due to increased soil filtration rates

Provide wildlife habitat 
for migratory songbirds threatened and endangered plants
and animals, native vegetation and endemic species

Promote eco-tourism activities,
such as bird watching, hunting, hiking, canoeing, etc.

Improve the overall well-being of the community and its inhabitants

Reduce urban sprawl and encroachment

Increase property values in areas adjacent to or in close proximity of preserved spaces

Ensure that a family-owned “heritage property” is preserved for generations to come

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