New Jersey law requires environmental commissions to maintain an index of public and private open space in the municipality. This can be in the ERI (Environmental Resource Inventory), or as a separate database.
- Identify key areas for development and preservation in the Environmental/Natural Resource Inventory(ERIs/NRIs)
- Preserve Open Space through planning, acquisition and regulation
- Establish an Open Space tax and Open Space Committee
- Manage growth through Smart Land Use and practical approaches