We Do

The New Jersey Conservation Foundation has been a statewide conservation leader since 1960.

The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve land and natural resources throughout New Jersey for the benefit of all.


Areas of Impact

We focus on four areas of impact: saving land (preservation), restoring land (stewardship), fighting for land (advocacy), and helping partners.

As a statewide conservation leader, New Jersey Conservation Foundation:

  • protects natural areas and farmland through land acquisition and stewardship
  • promotes strong New Jersey land use policies
  • forges partnerships to help safeguard clean drinking water and other natural resources


Since 1960, New Jersey Conservation Foundation has:

  • protected over 130,000 acres of natural areas and farmland – from the Highlands to the Pine Barrens to the Delaware Bay, from farms to forests to urban and suburban parks
  • worked at the forefront of every key legislative initiative to protect farmland, forests and water quality throughout the state
  • provided critical support to hundreds of local conservation partners throughout New Jersey


New Jersey Conservation Foundation’s land protection program focuses on select project areas and greenways that have been identified as critical to our future. Learn more about these priority project areas by clicking on a highlighted project or visiting our projects page below.

63 Years. 140,000 Acres Saved.

1 New Jersey.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation preserves land for you. But we can’t do it alone. Become a member today!

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