Ecological Issues

Pinelands Preservation Alliance monitors the ecological issues that directly impact the threatened and endangered wildlife and rare plants found throughout the Pinelands.

Off-Road Vehicles and Wharton Access Plan

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has estimated that hundreds of thousands of acres of state park, forest and wilderness areas have been damaged by illegal or irresponsible off-road vehicle use, costing taxpayers almost a million dollars annually in damages without the ability to assign that loss to reponsible parties.

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NJDEP Upholds Protection of Northern Pine Snake

On January 8, 2010 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection made the determination to deny the petition request by the New Jersey Builders Association to amend and remove the "threatened" status of the Northern Pine Snake (Pituophis melanoleucus).

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The Southern Pine Beetle

The Southern Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus frontalis) has attracted the attention of foresters, natural resource managers, local and state government agencies, environmental groups, and private land owners.

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Rare Plant Protection in New Jersey

Even though New Jersey has a list of rare and endangered plant species, these plants are not yet protected by state law. Read on to find out why we support the creation of the New Jersey Native Plant Protection Act and how you can support this effort, too.

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Protecting Roadside Vegetation

In violation of the Pinelands regulations, road maintenance crews have been destroying the natural vegetation along roadways throughout the Pinelands.

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Distrubed Sites in the Pinelands

Distrubed Sites in the Pinelands

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