Brett June 2016 Luft Farm 005

New Jersey

Image Credit: Brett Cole

Though many think first of the state’s metropolitan areas, rural New Jersey is a veritable cornucopia of fresh and nutritious vegetables, fruits and dairy. The state’s Pinelands area, meanwhile, stands out with its historic villages and berry farms amid oak-pine forests and pristine aquifers.

Since beginning work in New Jersey in 2003, OSI has helped the state’s conservation groups and agencies protect more than 21,000 acres of farms, forests, and local parkland, within the Highlands, the Pinelands, the Bayshore, the heavily developed northeastern suburbs, and additional geographies. Our current projects include efforts to help protect land and improve water quality in the Delaware River Basin; and, to provide public access to the 1,200-acre Jersey City Reservoir in Boonton and Parsippany.

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