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The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

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 2021 is due by May 22, 2020.

Rural Legacy 

Maryland’s Rural Legacy Program provides funding to preserve large, contiguous tracts of land and to enhance natural resource, agricultural, forestry and environmental protection while supporting a sustainable land base for natural-resource-based industries. The program encourages local governments and land trusts to work together and determine how best to protect their vital working landscapes.

Maryland Environmental Trust

Maryland Environmental Trust works with landowners, local communities and citizen land trusts to protect Maryland's natural, historic and scenic resources.


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Phone: 410-887-3480

Revised April 3, 2020         
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