New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an accredited land trust. Accreditation means New Jersey Conservation Foundation meets national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. New Jersey Conservation Foundation has demonstrated to the Land Trust Accreditation Commission its commitment to excellence. Accredited land trusts meet national quality standards for protecting important natural places and working lands forever. These land trusts demonstrate their commitment to excellence by adopting Land Trust Standards and Practices, the ethical and technical guidelines for the responsible operation of a land trust, and meeting the accreditation requirements drawn from them. Learn More: http://www.landtrustaccreditation.org/about.
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Highly professional staff and strong board. NJCF celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010, while completing 46 land transactions. Just completed a 1,100 acre wetlands restoration project in the Pinelands, the largest project on the East coast, and won the Governor's award. NJCF owns more than 20,000 acres, and has helped preserve more than 120,000 state-wide, roughly 5-1/2 times the size of Manhattan. We will have bought or helped preserve over 1,100 more acres by the end of 2011.
NJCF is the most influential land trust in NJ. Virtually every other group in the state comes to NJCF for help/advice when structuring land deals, stewardship, legal issues, or advocacy. NJCF has helped preserve over 120,000 acres of farm and open space, working across the entire state - no other group does that. We own land or easements totaling 20,000 acres, including the massive 9,400 Franklin Parker Preserve in the Pinelands. 2010 marks our 50th anniversary ni the business of land preservation. See www.njconservation.org for more info, the NJCF page on Facebook, or call 888-526-3728 (888-LAND-SAVE) to volunteer or join.