• Pinelands Commission – The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency overseen by a 15-member board of unpaid volunteer Commissioners. The Commission has the power to override all local land use and development regulations, and municipalities are required by law to conform their local master plans and zoning ordinances to the regional plan. The mission of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission is to preserve, protect, and enhance the natural and cultural resources of the Pinelands National Reserve, and to encourage compatible economic and other human activities consistent with that purpose.
    • Pinelands Preservation Alliance -The Pinelands Preservation Alliance (PPA) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the Pinelands of New Jersey.We use advocacy and education to involve the public and persuade government to protect the natural and cultural resources of this extraordinary region. We support the Pinelands Protection Act and Comprehensive Management Plan, and we seek to improve these and other environmental laws to better protect the Pinelands’ natural and historic resources. We serve as the public’s watch-dog over government, going to meetings and analyzing the actions and documents that most citizens cannot monitor on their own. Drawing on the energy and creativity of staff and volunteers, we focus on protecting the water, wetlands and forests that make the Pine Barrens a globally unique ecosystem. We take people out into the Pine Barrens to show them first-hand how beautiful and fascinating this landscape is. We work with teachers and students to bring the Pinelands into school curricula. And we work with citizens to hold government accountable for saving the Pinelands.
    • Piney Power – Over a hundred pages of Pinelands / Pine Barrens information for visitors and residents. Cathy Antener, owner/publisher, is a  “Jersey Girl” who has lived in the NJ Pine Barrens area for over 30 years. She honed her basic knowledge of the Pine Barrens while employed by the Ocean County Department of Parks and Recreation where she was a member of the first – and several subsequent – “Pine Barrens Jamboree” planning committees. She also spent a lot of time assisting in the development of several County Parks, including Wells Mills County Park in Waretown, Patriots’ County Park in Jackson, and Eno’s Pond County Park in Forked River and working in cooperation with both the NJ Pinelands Commission and the NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection in the course of her 18 years with Ocean County.
    • NJ Pine Barrens – Since 2002, NJPineBarrens.com has been bringing the wonders of the New Jersey Pine Barrens to the Internet. With articles, a vibrant discussion forum, and image galleries there is sure to be something for everyone.
    • NJ Pines & Down Jersey – NJ Pines and Down Jersey is a community-driven website. NJ Pines (aka Pine Nut/Renee Scagnelli) owns and runs the site, and does much of the research and also make the information available online. Other contributing members to our site include Kendawg (and Behr!), NJ Vike, Lost Town Hunter, BarryC, Nykki M., and Mike. In addition a number of organizations and individuals have graciously made articles available for them to post online. Their thanks to all who are helping make this website a wonderful resource for information on South Jersey!