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