We provide professional services for New Jersey landowners, land trusts, local governments and non-profits in the areas of land preservation and open space management.

NJ Landowner Services

Farmland Preservation

Technical assistance and evaluation before you apply, application preparation, and guidance through the application process to ensure the results you want.

Farmland Post-Preservation

Developing new agricultural business on your preserved farm? We can provide technical assistance with permitting and regulatory guidance.


Assistance with Site Specific Agricultural Management Practices. Mediation assistance for right-to-farm disputes.

Open Space

If you are considering selling your land in a conservation easement or fee simple, having an experienced representative assist you with the process is critical to ensure your interests are protected and you receive the highest value for your land.


Solar installations on preserved farmland require additional bureaucratic reviews and approvals depending on the owner of the development easement. Ground mount systems may require site plan approval while roof mounted systems typically do not. The USDA has grants for farmland owners that may make solar very attractive. We have teamed with Green House Solar to assist preserved farm owners to bring their projects to fruition.


Frank Pinto is licensed in property and casualty insurance (NJ License # 1635599) to help his clients with home, auto, business, professional liability, workers compensation and other policies. Frank works with Benson Thomson Agency, Morris County’s oldest independent agency, as well as American National based in Flemington, NJ who has access to coverages for all types of agricultural enterprises.

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Land Trust Services

Land Trusts

Applications and representation to county open space programs and Green Acres.

Land Stewardship

Annual Monitoring; baseline documentation

Strategic Planning / Business Development
  • Strategic Planning / Business Development
  • Securing funds via Federal Agricultural Conservation Easement Program
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NJ County Governments

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  • Monitoring of Preserved Farms – required annually by the SADC
  • Right to Farm case management – preparing summary reports and recommendations on RTF matters to expedite their review and action by the County Agriculture Development Board.
  • Updates to Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plans
  • Landowner outreach – mailings and seminars

NJ Municipal Governments

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  • Application and representation to county open space programs and Green Acres
  • Open Space Management – is anyone encroaching on your land?
  • Do you own easements? Is anyone insuring that there are no encroachments and the deed restrictions are being honored?
  • Update to your Green Acres Recreation and Open Space Inventory (ROSI)
  • Conducting employee disciplinary hearings under Civil Service rules.

NJ Non-Profits

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  • Real estate related assistance: site selection, site development, approvals and permitting.
  • Strategic Planning and Visioning
  • Management and Administration
  • Grant Administration & representation before funders:
  • Community Development
  • Project Management
  • Business Development