Baltimore County is a national leader in land preservation. It has consistently ranked in the top 10 counties for land preserved. Building on the first easement of 34 acres in 1975, the County now has over 64,000 acres of protected farmland, waterfront, stream valleys and natural lands. This successful effort is built upon the County’s growth management program, support for the farm industry and collaboration with the land preservation community.
Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Easement
The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation Easement (MALPF) Application for Fiscal Year 2018, is due by May 1, 2018.
Programs, Easement Locator and Agricultural Zoning Forms
Land Preservation provides land owners with assistance on land preservation programs, stewardship of existing easements, applications for easement modifications and applications for agricultural zoning requests. Baltimore County’s nationally acclaimed Land Preservation program provides landowners the opportunity to receive income, estate or property tax benefits while maintaining ownership and privacy.
Baltimore County now has a new tool for protecting natural and agricultural resources. The Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Act of 2012, or Senate Bill 236, became law on July 1, 2012. On December 20, 2012, Andrea Van Arsdale, Director of the Baltimore County Department of Planning, officially adopted the Baltimore County Growth Tiers and Growth Tier Map (PDF), thereby implementing the requirements of the Act.
You will find:
- Preservation Program Descriptions and Applications
Related to various State, County and private land preservation programs.
- Baltimore County Agricultural Land Preservation Advisory Board
Citizen input into agricultural easement and agricultural use decisions.
Used by land preservation, such as adding a tenant building, child’s lot, subdivision, etc.
- Contact Information
List of conservation organizations and agencies in Baltimore County.
Requirements for easement holders in accordance with the Deed of Conservation Easement.
- Easement Locator
Use the “My Neighborhood” Interactive Map Tool to find out if a property is under easement.
- Baltimore County Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park
The center for the support services for agriculture and Maryland Agricultural Resource Council Inc. (MARC) that seeks to foster agriculture in the region.
- Regulations and Policies
The official regulations and policies administered by land preservation.
- Frequently Asked Questions
Specifically related to the Land Preservation program.
A newsletter about Land Preservation in Baltimore County.