Environmental Resource Inventories (ERIs)
Also known as Natural Resource Inventories (NRIs)
ANJEC Resource Paper on ERIs (1.3MB)
With text, maps, photos and other visual elements, ERIs/NRIs bring together information on natural resource characteristics and environmental features. Once compiled, ERIs/NRIs, become the basis for land use planning that protects resources. The ERI/NRI enables environmental commissions and open space committees to play a significant role in municipal master planning, land use ordinance development, and site plan review ( 226kb).
For more detail about the content of an ERI/NRI and guidelines for its compilation, see the ANJEC Resource Paper on ERIs ( 290kb).
- Belmar Borough, Monmouth County
- Bedminster Township, Somerset County
- Highland Park, Middlesex County
- Franklin Township, Somerset County
- Montville, Morris County
- Moorestown, Burlington County
Congratulations to the Highland Park Environmental Commission for winning first prize in the ERI Essay Contest! They will receive a large framed print of a map from their own ERI, donated by long-time ANJEC business member Amy S. Greene Environmental Consultants. Three other commissions, Bordentown Township, Franklin Township (Hunterdon Co.) and Mountain Lakes Borough, will also receive awards for their entries, a free admission to the 2014 Environmental Congress on October 24.
ANJEC is grateful to all of the commissions that took the time to compile an essay describing the ways they utilize the information in their ERI (environmental resource inventory) to benefit their communities. We will be posting information from the essays on our website. Also, look for an article about using an ERI in the next ANJEC Report.