Public-private partnership a first in N.J. land preservation efforts

QUINTON TWP. — In what is being called a first in New Jersey, officials this week marked joint effort that saw the preservation of more than 118 acres of prime farmland and a woodland buffer that protects the property. The venture at Mill Hollow Farms on the Salem-Quinton Road brought together the State Agriculture Development Committee and the New Jersey Conservation Foundation in a public-private partnership. “This farm, with its agriculturally productive lands, also has a substantial wooded stream corridor,” said New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Doug Fisher, one of several officials on hand Monday to announced the preservation project. “It was the landowner’s request that we help preserve both, under separate preservation easements.”