The Pine Barrens of New Jersey is a vast Natural Area known for its unique flora. It is well respected by naturalists and was introduced to the public by John McPhee in his book "The Pine Barrens" as well as by books and Photography of Howard Boyd. The Pine Barrens are home to at least 39 species of mammals, over 300 species of birds, 59 reptile and amphibian species, and 91 fish species. At least 43 species are considered threatened and endangered by the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, including the rare eastern timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) and Bald Eagles. We almost lost this treasure to development interests, but due to the efforts of those who knew its value we are fortunate to still have this truly wondrous place.
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