Places We Protect
Since 1955, the Nature Conservancy has protected nearly 50,000 acres in the Garden State. The New Jersey Chapter has taken a leadership role in the protection of some of the state's most critical landscapes. The Conservancy works in the coastal, Pine Barrens, Ridge and Valley, and rivers and streams in the Delaware Bayshores, Pine Barrens, and Skylands regions of New Jersey.
Southern New Jersey’s coastal region is comprised of beaches, wetlands and forests that provide vital feeding and resting grounds for more than 100 species of migratory and nesting birds.
Lizard Tail Swamp
South Cape May Meadows
At over a million acres in size and stretching across a quarter of New Jersey the Pine Barrens comprise the largest body of open space on the Mid-Atlantic seaboard. In this area the Conservancy focuses on the Southern Pine Barrens region.
Ridge and Valley
The Ridge and Valley areas of northern New Jersey are marked by sweeping vistas, dense forests, and sprawling farms. In this area the Conservancy focuses on the Kittatinny Ridge.
Rivers and Streams
The Conservancy works to protect freshwater ecosystems across New Jersey, particularly in the Delaware River Basin.
Maurice River Bluffs
Keep up with the latest conservation issues and news on the Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog!