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Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP)

The CMP implements, and is an exercise of, the powers granted to the Pinelands Commission by the 1979 New Jersey Pinelands Protection Act  and the Federal National Parks and Recreation Act of 1978.  The regulations and standards it contains are designed to promote orderly development of the Pinelands so as to preserve and protect the significant and unique natural, ecological, agricultural, archaeological, historical, scenic, cultural and recreational resources of the Pinelands.

Original Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan as adopted: November 21, 1980 (Click here) 29MB pdf.file


This a "courtesy copy" of the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan. The Pinelands Commission has made every effort to ensure that the text of the regulations provided through this web page is identical to the official, legally effective version of the Plan, set forth in the New Jersey Administrative Code. However, should there be any discrepancies between the text on this web site and the official version of the regulations, the official version will govern. The public can access the New Jersey Administrative Code, which includes the official version of the Comprehensive Management Plan, by clicking here


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