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Champions for Pinelands Protection

PPA is the leading voice for protecting the natural and cultural resources of the New Jersey Pinelands.


Mission Statement

To Protect and Preserve the Resources of the New Jersey Pinelands.

Founded in 1989, Pinelands Preservation Alliance is the leading voice for protecting the natural and historic resources of the New Jersey Pinelands. These resources include 800,000 acres of forest in one of the world’s most densely developed regions, the Kirkwood-Cohansey aquifer that remains one of North America’s largest and healthiest aquifers, rare plants and animals under siege in other parts of their natural habitat, and a fascinating history embodied in the Pinelands’ ghost towns, historic villages, farms and people.

We advocate for enforcing and improving the Pinelands Protection Act and Comprehensive Management Plan as the best way to protect the Pinelands’ against sprawl, poorly-designed development and other abuses of land and water. The most important features of these laws are the setting of strict boundaries on development, the sustainable use of the aquifers, the protection of rare species habitats, and the creation of approved areas for new development that are compatible with protecting the Pinelands’ natural resources.

Threats to the Pinelands

Illegal off-road vehicle damage in the Pinelands is one of many issues PPA is working to address.

Hot Issues We are Working On

PPA and its members are holding the line against gas pipelines in the Pinelands.

Take Action to Protect the Pinelands

PPA supporters advocate for protection of the Pinelands at Pinelands Commission meetings.

join the pinelands community Network

The Pinelands Action Network is group of dedicated activists who work to influence decision makers.

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