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Environmental Resource Inventories (ERIs)

Also known as Natural Resource Inventories (NRIs)

Content and Local Use

Examples of ERIs

ANJEC Resource Paper on ERIs (Adobe PDF icon1.3MB)

References (Adobe PDF icon52kb)

ERI Case Study Contest Winner Announcement

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Content and Local Use

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 (Adobe PDF icon 226kb).

For more detail about the content of an ERI/NRI and guidelines for its compilation, see the ANJEC Resource Paper on ERIs (Adobe PDF icon 290kb).

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Examples of ERIs


Highland Park Environmental Commission Wins ANJEC’s ERI Essay Award

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 Environmental Resource Inventory to benefit their communities. Read the ANJEC Report article about using the ERI.

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