In the 20th century, the once vast forests of the New Jersey Pine Barrens were vanishing. In 1979, a controversial ban on over-development was signed into law by Governor Byrne, saving over a million acres in a new Pinelands Preserve. But today, the Pinelands face new threats from climate change and fire suppression. This revealing documentary examines how people are learning new ways to collaborate with nature in order for these forests to survive.
Produced by Susan Wallner, with narration by Nemuna Ceesay and original music by Katya Richardson.
Keeping the Pinelands is a production of PCK Media for NJ PBS. For screenings, contact firstname.lastname@example.org