Priority Preservation Area

Policy 4

Preserve the County’s remaining prime agricultural and forest resources by meeting the Priority Preservation Area’s goal to place 24,769 acres within easements.

  • PP4.1 - Fund the acquisition of agricultural easements to permanently preserve agricultural and forest resources. Allocate additional funding to the Historic Agricultural Resource Preservation Program.
  • PP4.2 - Develop and submit a Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation application to obtain certification from the State of Maryland. Maintain certification.
  • PP4.3 - Coordinate and continue to work with the Soil Conservation District and the Department of Parks and Recreation on the acquisition of agricultural easements.
  • PP4.4 - Partner with the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and nonprofit organizations to identify forest lands for acquisition, preservation, or permanent protection.