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Land Preservation

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 2020, is due by May 1, 2019.

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, the 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. 


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Land Preservation
Phone: 410-887-3480

Revised February 8, 2019         


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