About the Pinelands Photo Site
Louis Dallara has been called the Ansel Adams of the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve and has created this site to record with images his personal relationship with the Pine Lands aka Pine Barrens.
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It started early on with studies of deep ecology with Betty Woodford of the Cedar Run Wildlife Center located in Medford New Jersey. I was impressed by the unique plants and herbs found along the Wading River. By canoeing the rivers, I was able to see some of these unique plants.
The Pinelands Preservation Alliance provided Russell Juelg, director of outreach for the Pinelands Preservation Alliance, Russell who is a naturalist. These educational outings with Russell furthered my quest to find photos of rare plants.
Pineland photographers Steve Greer Rich Lewis and Albert Horner provided me with more understanding of the pines Eco system and the amazing plant and flora that one finds in the wet lands and savannas.
I will continue to explore the New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve heavily forested area of coastal plain stretching across more than seven counties of southern New Jersey of for fine art photography of both landscapes and plant life.
The New Jersey Pinelands is home to plant communities found nowhere else on earth, and a growing number of individual species can be found only in our Pinelands, because they have been or are being wiped out in the rest of their natural range. The community of plants found here also does not exist anywhere else, as the New Jersey Pinelands is a unique mixture of southern and northern species which found a haven here after the last ice age and the warming cycles of the past 10,000 years. All this means that we have something very special to protect – and even cultivate. The New Jersey Pine Barrens isn’t barren at all. It’s just different from most other regions of North America. It was called “barren” by early European settlers who found they could not grow their row crops in the sandy, drought y, low-nutrient upland soils. The negative epithet stuck, creating the false impression that things don’t grow in the Pine Barrens.
I love maps, so here’s a Pinelands map for you enjoyment.