Open Space Preservation Publications
Multiple benefits, approaches to planning and financing
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.
A Handbook for Public Financing of Open Space in New Jersey ( 1.6mb). Order paper copy. Revised and updated from the Trust for Public Land’s 1994 edition. 2001, 36 pages. $8.00. Options for local open space funding and approaches to getting an open space financing referendum on the ballot with sample resolutions, ballot questions and flyers for voter education.
The New Jersey Highlands Water Protection & Planning Act Primer ( 798kb). Order paper copy. 2005. 12 pages. Free. This booklet was produced to aid municipal officials and residents in the Highlands region in understanding the Act and how it relates to them.
Open Space is a Good Investment - The Financial Argument for Open Space Preservation ( 207kb). Order paper copy. 2004 update. 12 pages. $1.00. Summaries of studies that demonstrate how open space preservation costs taxpayers less over the long term than residential and commercial development. Includes an economic analysis worksheet to help determine long term costs for specific proposals. Bibliography of major studies.
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.
Sample Ordinances for Protecting Significant Coastal Habitats. Order paper copy. 1998. 28 pages. $2.50. Provides tools and techniques for protecting coastal habitat for migratory birds.