By redirecting our growth patterns and preserving our open space, we are protecting human health and well being along with the very foundation of Maryland’s social and economic prosperity: productive farm land, critical habitat for fish and wildlife, opportunities for recreation and tourism, our culture and our history.
Together, these we will continue to meet the challenges of land conservation for our citizens.
Land Preservation and Recreation Plan
The State’s LPRP is the guiding principle for land conservation and recreation needs across the State. Below are three attachments to that effect: the Executive Summary and Volumes I and II. DNR was transferred primary responsibility for preparation and revision of this plan through Administration legislation from 2011. Additionally, SB126 did pass this past session of 2012 that moves up the due date of the plan from what was every six years to now every five years – this coincides with the federal level requirements in order to qualify for National Park Service Land & Water Conservation Funds.