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Environmental Resource Inventory

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Environmental Resource Inventory
[0.9 MB pdf]

An Environmental Resource Inventory (ERI) is a compilation of text and mapped information about the natural resource characteristics and environmental features of a municipality. An ERI identifies critical natural resources and provides a policy basis for the development of resource protection ordinances.

Open Space Plan

Counties

Open Space Plan
[0.5 MB pdf]

Municipalities

Open Space Plan
[0.9 MB pdf]

An Open Space Plan is a comprehensive document that serves as a guide for open space protection and preservation in a municipality. An open space plan examines a community's needs and goals, analyzes preserved and unpreserved open spaces, and lays out a set of priorities and strategies for preservation.

Stream Corridor Protection Ordinance

DVRPC Region

Stream Corridor Protection Ordinance
[0.9 MB pdf]

Stream Corridor Protection Ordinances ensure that vegetated riparian buffers are maintained by requiring development to be set back from stream banks, floodplains and wetland areas and by limiting the use and intensity of activities within the corridor. Buffer widths typically range from 25 to 300 feet, depending on the community's goals.

Wetlands Management Ordinance

DVRPC Region

Wetlands Management Ordinance
[0.9 MB pdf]

A Wetlands Management Ordinance is designed to protect environmentally sensitive wetland areas. Wetlands ordinances typically prohibit any disturbance of delineated wetlands for residential, commercial or industrial development.

Steep Slope Ordinance

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Steep Slope Ordinance
[0.9 MB pdf]

A Steep Slope Ordinance regulates development on areas of steep slope. The definition of steep varies from municipality to municipality, with 8% typically the minimum gradient classified as steep.

Cluster Development Ordinance

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Cluster Development Ordinance
[0.9 MB pdf]

A Cluster Development Ordinance enables developers to increase densities on one portion of a tract in return for preserving open space on another portion of the same tract. This map shows municipalities whose cluster development ordinances require the preservation of at least 50% of a given tract as open space.

Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Ordinance

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Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Ordinance
[0.9 MB pdf]

A Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) Ordinance allows municipalities to preserve rural and natural features while protecting property rights and allowing for some growth. A TDR program takes development that would normally occur in rural areas (sending areas) and transfers it to other parts of a municipality where growth is more acceptable (receiving areas). In addition to TDRs, this map shows those municipalities where the Pinelands Development Credit program can be applied.

Agricultural Zoning

DVRPC Region

Agricultural Zoning
[0.6 MB pdf]

Agricultural Zoning is a technique that allows municipalities to protect their rural and agricultural areas by establishing large minimum lot sizes. This map shows municipalities that have agricultural zoning districts with 10-20 acre minimum lot sizes and municipalities that have districts with 20 acre or larger minimum lot sizes. It also shows those municipalities in New Jersey where Pinelands large lot zoning is applied.

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

DVRPC Region

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
[0.9 MB pdf]

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is intended to highlight the impacts of a development proposal on air, water, and soil and on aquatic and terrestrial life. Each municipality has its own standards for determining the types of development proposals that will require an EIS.

Floodplain Protection Ordinance

DVRPC Region

Floodplain Protection Ordinance
[0.9 MB pdf]

Floodplain protection ordinances establish development and construction standards that minimize the risk of life and property from floods and the risk to the floodplain's natural functions posed by human development.

Tree Protection Ordinance

DVRPC Region

Tree Protection Ordinance
[0.9 MB pdf]

A tree protection ordinance can address a variety of issues, including the planting and removal of trees during development, protection of native species and heritage trees, and the landscaping and maintenance standards.

Locally Funded Open Space Programs

DVRPC Region

Locally Funded Open Space Programs
[1.0 MB pdf]

Locally Funded Open Space Programs can include special bonds or property taxes, income taxes, or other taxes of which the amount collected is dedicated to planning for and acquiring open space.

See Local Funding Programs

DISCLAIMER:

About one-third of the data for the 2002 study was gathered via surveys completed by the region's municipalities. Where inaccurate information was identified, DVRPC made the appropriate corrections. For municipalities that did not return completed surveys, DVRPC assembled the missing information by reviewing municipal zoning ordinances and plans on file at county planning departments. Due to the subjectivity of interpretation of some of the codes, and the possibility that some of the ordinances on file might not reflect more recent amendments, the accuracy of the data displayed cannot be guaranteed. The survey is periodically updated by DVRPC as new information becomes available. If you detect misrepresentations or inaccuracies in the data displayed, please contact us below. Your assistance is appreciated.