Map Information:

Map Title:
Potential Areas for Wind Development in New Jersey
Name(s) of Author(s):
John Bocchino, Joe Bilinski, Seth Hackman
NJDEP Bureau of GIS
Email Address:
Software Used to Make Map:
ArcMap 9.3.1, Map Publisher
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Map Description:

NJ is committed to finding long-term options on alternative energy. Offshore wind power in the Outer Continental Shelf Study Area may provide a solution to NJ’s energy needs. A two year study now provides the NJDEP with critical data on birds, marine mammals, their environments and other natural resources found within this area. Study data helped create an avoidance zone to protect various resources from possible development in the study area. This guide map is to be used by developers to help identify and direct wind power development into what we call "Areas of Interest" for possible leasing and exploration.