All New Jersey residents should have easy access to parks and open space, as they are essential to quality of life.
- Continued loss of natural lands that sustain a rich diversity of flora and fauna and a clean water supply, which are essential to residents’ quality of life and the tourism industry.
- Damage from illegal off-road vehicle traffic on public lands, which is increasing, to the detriment of important habitats and recreational use.
- Lack of implementation of practices that improve soil health on New Jersey’s agricultural land. Loss of wetlands, resulting in the release of stored carbon into the atmosphere.
- Rapid loss of natural areas in recent decades has left many communities - especially communities of color and low-income communities - with too few parks and recreational areas, exacerbating climate change impacts.
- Many residents lack adequate access to well-designed, well-funded, well-maintained, well-programmed park, playground or green space within a 10-minute walk from their home or place of work.
- Loss of prime farmland and other open space to warehouse development.
- Sustainable forest stewardship and restoration, including deer and invasive species management.
- Increased interest in trails leading to lack of adequate funding for maintenance of existing trails and development of new trails.
- No coordinated state-wide program to encourage and coordinate outdoor recreation.
- Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
- Department of Human Services
- New Jersey Redevelopment Authority
- New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
- Department of State
- Business Action Center - Department of State
- Office of Secretary of Higher Education
- Plastics Advisory Council
- Department of Treasury
- Higher Education
- State Agriculture Development Council
- New Jersey Transit Village Program
- Metropolitan Planning Organizations
- New Jersey Transit
- State Planning Commission
- Secretary of State - Office of Planning Advocacy
- Secretary of State - Division of Travel and Tourism
- Secretary of State
- Drinking Water Quality Institute
- Office of the Attorney General
- First Lady’s Office
- Governor’s Office - Authorities Unit
- Governor’s Office
- Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- Schools Development Authority
- Office of Emergency Management
- Department of Education
- Department of Health
- Department of Children and Families
- Economic Development Agency
- Infrastructure Bank
- Board of Public Utilities
- Department of Transportation
- Department of Community Affairs
- Department of Environmental Protection
- Motor Vehicles Commission