The Municipal Master Plan

The New Jersey Legislature has delegated most of the responsibility for land use to municipalities. However, decisions made by state agencies, county…

Sustainable Communities

There are different approaches to meet present and future environmental, social and economic needs. Elements of a sustainable community include leadership, civic…

ERIs (Land Use)

The Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI), or Index of Natural Resources, is a compilation of text, tables, maps, and other visual information about…

Conservation Easements (Land Use)

Maintaining an inventory and coordinating stewardship of municipal conservation easements is a vital task for environmental commissions. For more information and resources…

Open Space (Land Use)

New Jersey law requires environmental commissions to maintain an index of public and private open space in the municipality. This can be…

Smart Land Use

ANJEC has created a Smart Growth Survival Kit to help guide ECs  through the Master Planning process and offer practical approaches to…

Open Space Plan

An open space plan in a comprehensive document that serves as a guide for open space protection and preservation in a municipality,…

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