New Jersey Forest Stewardship Task Force Report (February 2023)
The report calls for the State Legislature to direct the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to take a number of actions, including conducting a statewide planning and mapping process for forested public land based upon the best available science and commencing a formal rulemaking process for the development of forest management plans in public forests.
Land Use and Preservation in New Jersey: A Beginner's Guide (2022 Revision)
This guide was developed to help NJ activists and would-be activists negotiate the process of opposing a land use threat. It clearly lays out the process that developers must go through to obtain permits from all the State agencies. In the process it outlines exactly where you can take the fight.
Stop Harmful Logging Legislation
We need your help in stopping harmful logging legislation! There are 5 bills currently in the Assembly and Senate that would promote clear cutting, logging and burning of our forests. They would mandate every town create a forest stewardship plan for each piece of forested property over 25 acres that was obtained through the “Green Acres Program.’ This would cost towns tens of thousands of dollars, if not more.
See this sample of a resolution for your municipality to adopt in oppostion of these bills.
A Plan for the NJ State Long Trail
The NJ State Long Trail is a 383 mile long hiking trail and greenway that will extend from the northern end of the state (High Point, the highest point in New Jersey) to the southern end (Cape May Point, at sea level). It will connect many of the most beautiful areas of the state by providing a trail for hikers and other users of public open space, and a contiguous greenway for the movement of wildlife between these natural areas.
Clean Transportation for All: Building a Frequent Service Bus Network for Northeastern New Jersey (February 2020)
New Jersey Sierra Club (NJSC) has completed a study of frequent weekday bus service in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Passaic, and Union Counties, with the complementary goals of increasing bus ridership and reducing car vehicle miles traveled (VMT). Both goals are critical to addressing climate change and promoting environmental justice.
Clean Transportation for All: Improving Access to New Jersey Public Transit Information (January 2020)
Analysis and recommendations based on a review of the NJ Transit website and transportation agencies elsewhere in the United States, as well as suggestions from our members and other New Jersey residents.
NJ Sierra Club Report on NJDEP Enforcement and Compliance
The NJDEP Compliance and Enforcement Department have failed to release its annual report for the past three years. The New Jersey Sierra Club filed an OPRA request for those reports and were told by NJDEP that they no longer issue them. We have issued our own report as a result showing the Christie Administration’s record onsite inspections, enforcement actions, and investigations using data from the DEP and OPRA requests.