Welcome to NJUrbanForest.com!
The purpose of NJUrbanForest.com is about raising awareness for the natural beauty that can be found right in your own backyard. Most people today are concerned with the Amazon and other far away wild lands being decimated but seem oddly unaware about the destruction of the forest in their own backyard. Tax ratables are king more than not it seems. Open space is the best ratable. NJ is the most populated state in the country and should preserve it’s remaining natural areas.
“Our most serious threat to the environment and to our own lives is not climate change, not pollution or habitat loss or for that matter any particular politician. The biggest threat is disconnecting from nature. How can we ever ask people to preserve habitats, clean up the water, protect endangered species and yes, halt climate change, if we don’t care about the nature that exists right in our own backyard?” Quote from Don Torino President of the Bergen County Audubon Society.
Please note that all locations were written at the time the author visited. Changes to trails may have taken place since the post was written. I may make a small commission if you decide to purchase an item from Amazon.com using links found on this blog.
New Jersey ranks 9th in the country for forest cover-42% of NJ is forested!