New and Updated Publications
Recent handbooks, manuals and resource papers
Many ANJEC publications are available online in PDF format (). Just click the title to view online or download using your right mouse button. PDF files require Adobe Reader, available for free. Use the online form to order paper copies.
The Environmental Resource Inventory: ERI( 290kb). Order paper copy. 2013 update. 12 pages. $1.00. Legal basis, elements and uses of this important database of natural resources and environmental characteristics. How to put an ERI together, types of information to include, sample tables of contents.
Solar Siting and Sustainable Land Use, white paper (707kb), Order paper copy. 2012. 16 pages. $1.00. With growing pressure to build large-scale solar facilities on farmland, open space, forests and environmentally sensitive areas, this paper will help municipalities navigate the new and complex issues around solar development, especially as it affects sound land use planning.
Municipal Environmental Commissions in New Jersey ( 241kb). Order paper copy. 2011. 12 pages. $1.00. Enabling legislation, commissions’ roles and benefits to municipalities, opportunities for training, examples of successful commission projects in raising awareness of wetlands and wildlife, reducing pesticide use, reviewing site plans, monitoring water quality, reducing non-point source pollution and use computer mapping.
Municipal Options for Stormwater Management ( 238kb). Order paper copy. 2011. 12 pages. $1.00. Reducing non point pollution and managing stormwater through master plans, natural areas, zoning and land use ordinances, best management practices, retrofitting and redevelopment. References, web and phone links.
Open Space Plan ( 306kb). Order paper copy. 2011. 12 pages. $1.00. Putting an open space plan together, with outline of subjects required for Green Acres Planning Incentive Program, suggestions for funding, sources of information, factors for ranking lands for preservation, and action plan elements.
Site Plan and Subdivions Review:
Environmental Analysis.(226kb) 2010.
12 pages. $1.00. Legal authority and procedures for environmental review of subdivisions and/or site plans. Approaches to evaluating environmental impacts, guidelines for site inspections and sample format for environmental commission reports to planning and zoning boards.
Protecting our Streams ( 365kb), 2009. 12 pages. $1.00. Impacts of human activity on water quality, options and benefits of stream protection, municipal ordinances, state and regional regulatory programs and sources of information.
Major State Programs
Affecting Land Use (
151kb), 2009. 8 pages, $1.00.
Describes programs impacting land use that the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) administers - Water Quality Management Planning, Freshwater Wetlands Protection, Flood Hazard Area Protection, Water Quality Standards and Coastal Protection. The paper explains how environmental commissions can comment effectively on development proposals that require state permits and state regulation proposals. Environmental commission comments can alert municipal board to applicant's need for state permits and can provide NJ DEP with information critical to comprehensive review.