Under the Pinelands protection program, there are nine land-use management areas with varying goals, objectives, development intensities and permitted uses. These management areas are charted on the Pinelands Land Capability Map.
In 2008, Commission scientists completed a study, called the Ecological Integrity Assessment, that evaluated the Pinelands ecology by analyzing landscape and watershed conditions throughout the million-acre region.
Using the information from this study, among other data, the Commission considered various revisions to the boundaries of the Pinelands Management Areas throughout 2008 and 2009. The goal of this reexamination was to ensure that important natural areas receive appropriate protection. Presently, the Commission has elected to postpone any further action on the recommended revisions to the management area boundaries.
To determine if your property might be affected using Google EarthTM (click here). Please follow the directions provided.
For planners, engineers, those familiar with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other professionals, please (click here) for the shapefile depicting Staff's recommended changes to the existing management areas.
For more information about this project please (click here).
Below are maps depicting Staff's recommended revisions to Pinelands Management Areas. Please note that these maps have yet to be adopted or fully reviewed by the Pinelands Commission. If you have any questions about this project or any of the maps on the Commission's Web site, please contact Paul Leakan or Paul W. Tyshchenko, Esq. at (609) 894-7300.
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The .pdf files below provide a listing of the blocks and lots within each county that might be potentially affected by the staff's recommended management area changes.