The New Jersey Pinelands Commission is an independent state agency whose mission 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."
To accomplish its mission, the Commission implements a comprehensive plan that guides land use, development and natural resource protection programs in the 938,000-acre Pinelands Area of southern New Jersey. (For more information about the plan, please click on the Comprehensive Management Plan page.)
The Commission's 15-member board consists of state, county and federal appointees who volunteer their time and expertise. The panel meets monthly and receives guidance from an Executive Director and Commission staff. (For more information about Commissioners, please click on the Commission Members page.)
The Commission's Executive Director heads a staff of 44 environmental reviewers, planners, scientists, analysts and others. (For more information, please click on the Staff Directory page.)
Please click here for the BY-LAWS (.pdf)