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Check out a variety of high-quality videos on different Pine Barrens topics, from fire ecology to tree frogs to cranberry harvesting.

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Pinelands Under Seige

Multimedia of Pinelands Under Seige: A video by photographer Al Horner focusing on the destruction inflicted upon the Pine Barrens by irresponsible four-wheel drive vehicle operators.

Pinelands Under Seige

A video by photographer Al Horner focusing on the destruction inflicted upon the Pine Barrens by irresponsible four-wheel drive vehicle operators.

Pine Barrens Up Close and Natural

Multimedia of The Pine Barrens Ecosystem: Surrounded by over 20 million people, the New Jersey Pine Barrens occupies nearly one million acres in one of the most developed areas of the world. The remarkable geology of the region has created a place that is unique on Earth. Buy the "Up Close and Natural" DVD.

The Pine Barrens Ecosystem

Surrounded by over 20 million people, the New Jersey Pine Barrens occupies nearly one million acres in one of the most developed areas of the world. The remarkable geology of the region has created a place that is unique on Earth. Buy the "Up Close and Natural" DVD.

Multimedia of The Pine Barrens Tree Frog: Voices of tree frogs echo through the woods and swamps of the Pine Barrens. The water that nurtures the tree frogs, defines the unique Pine Barrens landscape.

The Pine Barrens Tree Frog

Voices of tree frogs echo through the woods and swamps of the Pine Barrens. The water that nurtures the tree frogs, defines the unique Pine Barrens landscape.

Multimedia of Fire in the Pine Barrens: Learn more about how wildfire has shaped the Pine Barrens ecosystem for tens of thousands of years.

Fire in the Pine Barrens

Learn more about how wildfire has shaped the Pine Barrens ecosystem for tens of thousands of years.

Multimedia of Snakes of the Pine Barrens: The timber rattlesnake and other unique snakes call the Pine Barrens home. Their numbers have dwindled as development encroaches on their habitat.

Snakes of the Pine Barrens

The timber rattlesnake and other unique snakes call the Pine Barrens home. Their numbers have dwindled as development encroaches on their habitat.

Multimedia of Characteristic Pine Barrens Plants: The special and, in some cases, unique plant communities of the Pine Barrens support many beautiful and globally rare plants. For some of these species, like the Pine Barrens Gentian, the Pine Barrens is the global stronghold.

Characteristic Pine Barrens Plants

The special and, in some cases, unique plant communities of the Pine Barrens support many beautiful and globally rare plants. For some of these species, like the Pine Barrens Gentian, the Pine Barrens is the global stronghold.

Multimedia of Carnivorous Plants of the Pine Barrens: Few plants excited Colonial botanists more than the carnivorous plants of the Pine Barrens. The Sundew and Pitcher Plant are uniquely adapted to survive in the nutrient-poor conditions of the Pine Barrens.

Carnivorous Plants of the Pine Barrens

Few plants excited Colonial botanists more than the carnivorous plants of the Pine Barrens. The Sundew and Pitcher Plant are uniquely adapted to survive in the nutrient-poor conditions of the Pine Barrens.

Multimedia of Pine Barrens' Aquatic Environment: The tea-colored rivers and streams of the Pine Barrens are famous for their beauty. The source of these streams is rainwater that percolates through the sandy soil and recharges the aquifer.

Pine Barrens' Aquatic Environment

The tea-colored rivers and streams of the Pine Barrens are famous for their beauty. The source of these streams is rainwater that percolates through the sandy soil and recharges the aquifer.

Multimedia of Threats to the Pine Barrens: Despite laws to protect them, the Pinelands are in jeopardy. Suburban sprawl around the perimeter is approaching buildout. Irreplacable habitat is giving way to development pressure.

Threats to the Pine Barrens

Despite laws to protect them, the Pinelands are in jeopardy. Suburban sprawl around the perimeter is approaching buildout. Irreplacable habitat is giving way to development pressure.

Pine Barrens Culture and History

Multimedia of VIDEO: Explore Harrisville - 19th Century Pine Barrens Village: Explore Harrisville, a once-thriving Pine Barrens mill town and village, with author and historian Barbara Solem-Stull. Download the accompanying map.

VIDEO: Explore Harrisville - 19th Century Pine Barrens Village

Explore Harrisville, a once-thriving Pine Barrens mill town and village, with author and historian Barbara Solem-Stull. Download the accompanying map.

Multimedia of Cranberry Harvest in the Pine Barrens: October is cranberry harvesting season, and for the farmers of Chatsworth, NJ, farming the cranberry bogs is a tradition that goes back generations. (Star Ledger Video)

Cranberry Harvest in the Pine Barrens

October is cranberry harvesting season, and for the farmers of Chatsworth, NJ, farming the cranberry bogs is a tradition that goes back generations. (Star Ledger Video)

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Multimedia of Plants of the Pinelands: The Pine Barrens' sandy and acid soils give rise to unique plants, some found nowhere else in the world.

Plants of the Pinelands

The Pine Barrens' sandy and acid soils give rise to unique plants, some found nowhere else in the world.

Multimedia of Fire in the Pine Barrens: Wildfires have shaped the Pine Barrens ecosystem for tens of thousands of years.

Fire in the Pine Barrens

Wildfires have shaped the Pine Barrens ecosystem for tens of thousands of years.

Multimedia of Pinelands Amphibians: Two toads and twelve frogs are known to inhabit the Pinelands. All of these amphibians are dependent on high-quality aquatic habitat for breeding, but some of them are otherwise more closely associated with uplands.

Pinelands Amphibians

Two toads and twelve frogs are known to inhabit the Pinelands. All of these amphibians are dependent on high-quality aquatic habitat for breeding, but some of them are otherwise more closely associated with uplands.

Multimedia of Pinelands Snakes: About 20 species of snakes inhabit the Pinelands.

Pinelands Snakes

About 20 species of snakes inhabit the Pinelands.

Multimedia of Pinelands Turtles: Several species of turtles are common to the Pine Barrens, including the Musk Turtle or "stinkpot"

Pinelands Turtles

Several species of turtles are common to the Pine Barrens, including the Musk Turtle or "stinkpot"

Multimedia of Pinelands Frogs and Toads: Two toads and twelve frogs are known to inhabit the Pinelands. All of these amphibians are dependent on high-quality aquatic habitat for breeding, but some of them are otherwise more closely associated with uplands.

Pinelands Frogs and Toads

Two toads and twelve frogs are known to inhabit the Pinelands. All of these amphibians are dependent on high-quality aquatic habitat for breeding, but some of them are otherwise more closely associated with uplands.

Multimedia of Pinelands Fish: Pine Barrens streams are good habitat for a very limited range of fish species, because of the streams’ acidity.

Pinelands Fish

Pine Barrens streams are good habitat for a very limited range of fish species, because of the streams’ acidity.

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