Pine Barrens

Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey

The Pinelands National Reserve, better know as the “Pine Barrens” of New Jersey, is a unique, beautiful and fascinating biosphere reserve. Miles of rivers course through the Pinelands scenic 1.1 million acres. In 1983, the United Nations designated the Pinelands as a Biosphere Reserve, due to its unique flora and fauna, mixture of coastal wetlands, lowland bogs, and dark pine forest. The Kirkwood-Cohansey Aquifer, an incredible 17 trillion gallon natural reservoir, underly most of the reserve and is an important water source to the surrounding costal plain.