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Places We Protect

Places We Protect

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.

Our Preserves

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.

Gandy’s Beach
Indian Trail
Lizard Tail Swamp
Lummis Ponds
South Cape May Meadows

Pine Barrens
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.

Lenape Farms

Our Preserves

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.

Arctic Meadows
Blair Creek
High Mountain
Johnsonburg Swamp
Mashipacong Bogs
Muckshaw Ponds
Sussex Swamp

Rivers and Streams
The Conservancy works to protect freshwater ecosystems across New Jersey, particularly in the Delaware River Basin.

Maurice River Bluffs
Minisink Valley

Keep up with the latest conservation issues and news on the Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog!

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