The Pinelands Field Station acts as a center for the activities of members of the Division of Pinelands Research, which is a loose assemblage of Rutgers personnel who have a research interest in the New Jersey Pinelands. The role of the Pinelands Research Station is:
- To act as a focal center for research activities where long- and short-term research activities can be conducted.
- To act as a conference center within the Pinelands for interaction between research personnel.
- To act as a center for learning within the Pinelands, both within the University curriculum, in its extension activities and for visiting groups from other institutions.