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Locally: Municipal Tools for Environmental Protection. Order
paper copy. 2002. 148 pages. $10.00. Values of and ways to
protect important resources like trees, ground water, lakes, slopes,
coasts and estuaries. Includes examples of practical, specific
techniques including ordinances, development standards, data collection
and public education.
Commissioners' Handbook. Order
paper copy. Fifth Edition. 2007. 100 pages. $12.00. Julie
Lange, Editor. Filled with information environmental commissions
need to get the job done in their communities, the 2007 Handbook
includes new sections on
conservation and sustainability;
The State Plan and regional protection areas, and
whole new chapter on protecting the environment in developed
well as basic information on
information on procedures and activities.
tools for environmental resource inventories, land use planning,
open space and historic preservation, pollution control, and
studies, checklists, glossary, information resources, texts
of environmental commission enabling legislation and model municipal
Table of Contents
Manual for Municipal Officials. Order
paper copy. Second Edition. 1999. 178 pages. $12.00. A unique
reference designed to help municipal officials implement the increasingly
complex body of environmental laws. The Manual features chapters
on the legal and environmental roles local boards and commissions
play in protecting New Jersey's environment. It includes state
environmental laws and programs, grouped by subject area. Extensive
information resources, applicable laws and court cases. An index
makes the Manual easy to use.
Resource Inventory: ERI, Order
paper copy. 2004 update. 12 pages. $1.00. Legal basis, elements
and uses of the important database of natural resources and environmental
characteristics. How to put an ERI together, types of information
to include, sample tables of contents.
Wetlands Protection in New Jersey: A Manual for Local Officials.
Order paper copy. 2004. Third Edition.
52 pages. $10.00. By Abigail Fair. Covering amendments through
2001, the manual explains the provisions of the NJ Freshwater
Wetlands Regulations. It also offers techniques municipalities
can use in the land use planning and application process to complement
the state program. The manual is intended to help members of municipal
environmental commissions, planning boards, boards of adjustment,
boards of health and interested citizens to take steps at the
local level to protect wetlands.
Municipal Guide to Business Recycling. Order
paper copy. 1991, 24 pages.$2.00. By Sandy Batty. Techniques
for designing effective recycling programs for businesses. Includes
discussions on waste reduction, markets, internal collection and
storage. Information resource lists, sample letters and forms,
and a reproducible brochure.
(247KB) Municipal Planning for Clean Air.
Order paper copy. 1995.16 pages.
$1.00. How to use local master plans and ordinances to promote
development that will get people out of their cars and reduce
the source of half NJ's air pollution. Includes two municipal
examples, facts about car expenses and pollution, and a list of
(550 KB) Sample
Ordinances for Protecting Significant Coastal Habitats.
Order paper copy 2007. 30 pages.
$2.50. 2nd edition. Includes excerpts from 22 actual ordinances
in effect in New Jersey municipalities to protect natural habitats,
from conservation design and dune protection to open space, stormwater
management, flood prevention and much more.
(217 KB) Site
Plan and Subdivision Review: Environmental Analysis. Order
paper copy. 2006. 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.
Smart Growth Survival Kit. Order
paper copy. 2003. 42 pages. $5.00. A collection of papers
on local growth-management strategies to protect important natural
resources and make the best use of existing infrastructure. Includes
success stories, outlines of specific implementation strategies,
contacts, references to specific laws, plans and background documents.
Topics covered include vision statements, master planning, affordable
housing, built-out and capacity analysis and environmental ordinances.
Spreading the Word: A Publicity Handbook for Recycling.
Order paper copy. 1986, 34 pages.
$2.00. By Sandy Batty. The classic manual for promoting recycling
programs. Gives anatomies of brochures and press releases
for easy imitation. Offers ideas for promotional activities, school
programs and graphic design. Includes checklists, illustrations,
clip art and reproduction sheets.
Transfer of Development Rights:
A Market-Driven Planning Tool Order
paper copy. 2007. 12 pages, $1.00. Explains the benefits and
requirements of a Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) program
and provides a summary of New Jersey's municipal TDR law. Suggests
eight steps to develop a local TDR program and consistency with
the State Plan. Describes how Chesterfield (Burlington) participated
in the county's pilot TDR project, including use of both base-zoning
and environmental factors to allocate credits to development potentials.