Pine Barrens Protection Hotline

Area Information

The Pine Barrens are one of our State’s great biological treasures, home to many endangered, threatened, and special concern species. Additionally, the Pine Barrens overlies one of the greatest sources of pure groundwater in New York State. 

Reporting Illegal Activity

Please help protect this important natural resource by reporting any illegal activity, which may include (but is not limited to) use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), dumping, and tree cutting/removal. The hotline operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 1-877-Barrens. All calls will remain confidential.