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

Illegal riding of off-road vehicles is damaging over 300,000 acres of state park, forest and wilderness each year, and is costing the State and taxpayers almost a million dollars each year in damages without the ability to assign that loss to the responsible party.

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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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