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Pinelands National Reserve Facts


It was our nation’s first National Reserve and it is a designated
United Nations Biosphere Reserve.

It’s the largest surviving wilderness on the Eastern Seaboard between Maine and the Florida Everglades.

The Pinelands support rare, threatened and endangered
species found nowhere else
on the planet.

At 1.16 million acres (22% of NJ), it is roughly the size of the Grand Canyon National Park and bigger than Yosemite National Park.

22 million people live within 60 miles of the Pinelands National Reserve.

Beneath its sands lie
17 trillion gallons of fresh water
in the Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer.

Wetlands comprise 35% of the Pinelands, and two of its rivers systems are part of the National Wild and Scenic River System.

It’s home to the most innovative regional conservation & managed growth plan – the Pinelands Comprehensive Management Plan.