Tools and Tips

Here are suggested sources for more information on regional planning, forests and water:

Conservation at Home

  • Check out these tips from South Jersey Water Savers – a joint program of the American Littoral Society, the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, NJ Department of Environmental Protection, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.


  • Planting native plants is incredibly important.  Using native plants in your yard greatly reduces the amount of water used and the need for fertilizers.

Regional Planning

  • The Highlands: Critical Resources, Treasured Landscapes, edited by Prof. Richard Lathrop (Rutgers University).  Rutgers University Press (2011).  Each chapter in this book is written by a different researcher and it examines the landscape of this region so important as open space and a source of drinking water for over fifteen million people. 
  • Regional Planning for a Sustainable America, edited with an introduction and conclusion by Carleton Montgomery (executive director of Pinelands Preservation Alliance), Rutgers University Press (2011).  The web site complements the book and offers the book for sale, with proceeds supporting the Pinelands Preservation Alliance.

Forests and Water

Green Infrastructure