New Jersey State Forestry Services comprises six unique programs under the State Forester: the Forest Fire Service, which protects state and private lands from wildfire, Forest Management, which monitors and manages our forests, the Forest Resource Education Center, which educates the public about the benefits of trees; the New Jersey Forest Nursery, which grows seedlings to reforest our state, Community Forestry, which plants and maintains trees in our cities and towns, and Natural Lands, which preserves diversity of species in New Jersey’s forests. These interrelated programs as a whole ensure healthy and diverse forests throughout the state for residents to enjoy.
- Forest Management
- Community Forestry
- NJ Forest Nursery
- Forest Fire
- Forest Resource Education Center
- Natural Lands Management
Supervisor Jon Klischies
North 240 Main St (Route 206 N) Andover, NJ 07821
Central PO Box 239, New Lisbon, NJ 08064
South 5555 Atlantic Ave, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Foresters manage state lands for social, economic, and environmental benefits from three regional offices. The forest health foresters evaluate and manage insect and disease risks. They also work with private landowners and consulting foresters to meet their management objectives.
North firstname.lastname@example.org 973.786.5035
Central email@example.com 609.726.1621
South firstname.lastname@example.org 609.625.1124
Supervisor Michael D’Errico
625 Canal Rd Somerset, NJ 08873
Mailcode 501-04 DEP Division of Parks and Forestry
PO Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
The New Jersey Community Forestry Program cares for trees where people live, work, and play through a unique partnership between government, business, and volunteers. The program assists cities and towns to establish retain, and enhance tree and forest resources by providing grants, technical assistance, training, and volunteer opportunities.
Trenton 609.292.2532 Fax 609.984.0378
Somerset 732.873.3051 Fax 732.873.1574
Supervisor Joe Battersby
370 East Veterans Highway, Jackson, NJ 08527
The New Jersey Forest Nursery offers low-cost seedlings for reforestation. The nursery staff collects seed from native evergreen and deciduous species and plants the seed in nursery beds at the NJ Forest Nursery in Jackson. When the seedlings are one or two years old, the nursery staff lifts and sells them as bareroot seedlings to the public, businesses, and governments for reforestation. The nursery also offers free seedlings to every third grader in the state when requested by their school.
- Atlantic White Cedar
- American Chestnut
- Third Grade Tree Team
- Seeds to Trees
- Home Grown Tree Program
732.928.0029 Fax 732.928.4925
Supervisor Mike Drake
Trenton Mail Code 501-04, PO Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
North 240 Main Street, Andover, NJ 07821
Central Brendan T. Byrne, P.O. Box 239, New Lisbon, NJ 08064
South 5555 Atlantic Avenue, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
The New Jersey Forest Fire Service protects life, property, and natural resources from wildfire on all state and private lands. The Forest Fire program reduces fire hazards through forest management methods such as prescribed burning. The Forest Firewardens also educate the public about reducing their wildfire risk through FireWise communities, and Smokey Bear programs.
Trenton 609.292.2977 Fax 609.984.0378
North 973.786.6350 Fax 973.786.6107
Central 609.726.9010 Fax 609.726.1624
South 609.625.1121 Fax 609.625.0254
Supervisor John Burkle
Location Don Connor Blvd, Jackson, NJ 08527
The Forest Resource Education Center (FREC) provides free environmental education programs at the Jackson site to groups of ten or more. On Trail Exploration Day, Full Moon Hike, and Fall Forestry Festival, families and scouts can attend hikes and interactive interpretive programs hosted by staff and partners. The FREC works with schools to incorporate the outdoors into learning through Project Learning Tree, rain gardens, Trout in the Classroom, and the Envirothon.
732.928.2360 Fax 732.928.8472
Supervisor Bob Cartica
Location Mail Code 501-04, PO Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420
The Office of Natural Lands Management administers a group of interrelated land management and planning programs and is committed to the conservation of biodiversity through excellent stewardship, and the enhancement of passive recreational opportunities for the benefit of present and future generations.
Contact 609.984.1339 Fax 609.984.1427