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Pine Barrens

New Jersey's

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A million-acre oasis in the nation's most densely-populated state.

Our mission: To protect, preserve, and explore the natural wonders of the Pine Barrens.

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Explore "Water in the Pines"

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See Our Wildlife Guides

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More Pinelands Past & Present




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Wildfire has shaped the Pine Barrens ecosystem for tens of thousands of years.

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Tour de Pines

Five days of cycling in the Pinelands from 9/28 to 10/2. Ride one day or all five. Pedal to protect the Pines!


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  • See the forests and the shore!
  • Party on October 2nd
  • Meet great people
  • Long and short rides


Pine Barrens Ecology

Unique plants and animals and one of the largest and healthiest aquifers in the nation.

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Making a purchase on Amazon? Use this link and Amazon will make a donation to the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.


Report Wildlife Sightings

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Use this form to report any sightings of Threatened and Endangered species


Fall Native Plant Sale

September 24th - 11am - 2pm at our headquarters, the Bishop Farmstead, 17 Pemberton Rd in Southampton. Shop for plants native to South Jersey. Click to see plant list and prices.

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2015 Annual Report

PPA's annual State of the Pinelands report details the actions of government agencies and elected officials with regard to Pinelands protection.

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PPA Newsletters

Check out past issues of Inside the Pinelands and Pinelands Watch



Two Pipeline Projects

Learn more about two natural gas pipeline projects pending before the state Pinelands Commission. Both pipelines would go through protected regions of the Pinelands National Reserve.

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Protecting the Pinelands

Learn what PPA is doing to ensure the long-term protection of the New Jersey Pinelands.

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