Forestry in the Garden State

Chatsworth, NJ - Pine Island Cranberry Farm, enrolled in the state’s Forest Stewardship Program, manages the forests on their 14,000 acre property to provide clean water, wildlife habitat, and aesthetic beauty. Credit: New Jersey State Forestry Services

It may surprise some that in New Jersey, the most densely populated state, forests cover 42% of the land, or over two million acres. State Forestry Services strives to maintain, conserve, and improve forests. From the sandy soils in the pinelands to the towering hardwoods in the north, New Jersey’s forests contain a rich habitat for a diversity of species, as well as a place for residents to escape.