The Pinelands National Reserve covers roughly one-quarter of the state of New Jersey. Created in 1978, the reserve represents one of the most innovative regional planning efforts in the nation. The Pinelands plan has effectively achieved the goals set forth in federal and state legislation by successfully maintaining the Pinelands environment through a system of land-use governance involving multilevel jurisdictions. Much of this successful maintenance has been accomplished by channeling development away from ecologically sensitive regions of the Pinelands into existing designated growth areas.
Moore, Terrence D.
"Pinelands National Reserve: An experiment in land management,"
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues: Vol. 3
, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/nrei/vol3/iss1/12