Linksto Maryland County Land Preservation Resources
Maryland’s counties also often provide land preservation opportunities through local programs, operated to complement State programs. County web sites can be an excellent source of information on land preservation opportunities available to residents of each specific county, through State programs and/or programs operated by the county government. County program administrators are usually in the best position to help landowners understand the different options available and their implications. Listed here are links to land preservation resources available on county government web sites. Even counties who do not provide explicit information on land preservation at their web sites are likely to have applicable information posted at their web sites when these programs are discussed in the meetings of the County Council, Board of County Commissioners, and/or the Planning Commission. Counties with local programs in addition to the State programs are marked with a red diamond (♦).
This is the home page for Allegany County government.
Anne Arundel County ♦
This link provides information on the Agricultural Land and Woodland Preservation Program specific to the County and administered by the County’s Department of Recreation and Parks.
Baltimore County ♦
This link provides information on land preservation programs that are available to residents of Baltimore County, including MALPF, Rural Legacy, and GreenPrint. Baltimore County has its own County Agricultural Land Preservation Program.
Calvert County ♦
This link provides information on land preservation options available to residents of Calvert County. The County has its own Agricultural Land Preservation Program in addition to state programs.
This link provides general information on Caroline County’s Department of Planning and Codes and its participation in the State’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program.
Carroll County ♦
This link provides information on the land preservation options available to residents of Carroll County. Of particular interest is the County’s Critical Farms Program available only to County residents.
This link provides information about land preservation options in Cecil County.
This link provides the County's brochure on land preservation options for landowners available on-line in Adobe Acrobat format. A general statement of the County’s land preservation policy is also available on-line.
This is the home page for Dorchester County Department of Planning and Zoning, the responsible agency for the County's land preservation programs.
Frederick County ♦
This page provides links to information on land preservation options available to County residents, including a Critical Farms program and an installment purchase agreement program to purchase easements specific to Frederick County.
This is the link for Garrett County’s Department of Planning & Land Development Office information on land preservation options in the County.
Harford County ♦
This page details the land preservation options available to residents of Harford County, including the County’s own easement program based primarily on installment purchase agreements.
Howard County ♦
This is the link for Howard County’s Department of Planning & Zoning. This section of the County government’s web site provides links to an agriculture newsletter, maps, and information on the County’s agricultural land preservation program (ALPP) composed of a County Easement Purchase Program, the purchase of easements by MALPF, and the transfer of development rights through the density/cluster exchange option in the rural west of the County.
This page provides links to information about the the land preservation options available to those who own land in Kent County.
Montgomery County ♦
This section of the Montgomery County government’s web site provides links to information on the range of land preservation options available to County residents, including Montgomery County Agricultural Easement Program, the Legacy Open Space Program, and the Montgomery County Transfer of Development Rights Program, specific to the County, in addition to the range of State programs.
Prince George’s County ♦
The Prince George’s County land preservation programs are operated by the Prince George's Soil Conservation District, as described at this section of the Soil Conservation District's website.
Queen Anne’s County
This is the home page for Queen Anne’s County Department of Economic Development, Agriculture, and Tourism. This Department administrates the Queen Anne's County land preservation programs.
St. Mary’s County ♦
This is the page for the Department of Economic and Community Development, Agriculture and Seafood Division for St. Mary’s County. Links from this page provide information on the range of land preservation options available to landowners in the County.
This is the home page of the website for Somerset County government.
This page provides a description of land preservation options available to landowners in Talbot County.
Washington County ♦
This is the link for Washington County’s Planning Department. Information on land preservation options in the County is available on this page.
Wicomico County ♦
This is the home page of the Wicomico County Planning and Zoning Department.
This page provides links to information on land preservation options to County landowners and useful county maps.
These descriptions are provided for general information purposes only. Links and the information available at these web pages may change without prior notice.
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Martin O'Malley, Governor
Anthony G. Brown, Lt. Governor
Earl F. Hance, Secretary
Mary Ellen Setting, Deputy Secretary
Last revision: January 18, 2010.