One Million Acres or Bust:
A Quarter Century of Open Space, Farmland, and Historic Preservation in New Jersey
In 1999, Governor Whitman signed the Garden State Preservation Trust Act, setting a goal of preserving one million more acres of open space, farmland and historic structures. Over a decade later, the State Legislature approved the application of the Corporate Business Tax to preserve open space. However, attention to open space, farmland and historic preservation and its funding has waned.
A new report released through Rutgers University's New Jersey Policy Lab explores New Jersey progress to preserving open space and securing funding for its stewardship and improvement.