Maryland's Rural Legacy
Maryland Environmental Trust
MET's Land Conservation Center is a central point of information
on the web about private land protection in the state. This online
Center is meant to guide users through the abundance of programs,
activities, and resources at the state, local government and private
land trust level to help individual landowners save their lands
for future generations.
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
(CREP) • www.fsa.usda.cov/dafp/cepd/crep.htm
Changing Land Report
The Changing Land Report is available from Maryland Department of
Planning at the cost of $5. You can call MDP at 1-877-767-6272 to
request a report.
Information on Smart Growth in Maryland and the program's efforts
to preserve thousands of acres of Maryland's farm lands and natural
resource areas is available at the Maryland Governor's Office of
Smart Growth's site.
Department of Natural Resources
The Rural Legacy Program provides the focus and funding necessary
to protect large, contiguous tracts of land and other strategic
areas from sprawl development and to enhance natural resources,
agricultural, forestry and environmental protection through cooperative
efforts among state and local governments and land trusts. Learn
more about Maryland's award-winning Rural Legacy Program.