Maryland Land Conservation Conference

Maryland Land Conservation Conference

On behalf of the Maryland Environmental Trust, thank you for participating in the 15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference on April 30 – May 1, 2015 at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD. We greatly appreciate your role in making this annual event a huge success! Conference materials are now available on MET's post-conference website. For more information and to download presentations and handouts visits

2016 Maryland Land Conservation Conference

May 5 - 6, 2016

Mark your calendars! The 2016 Maryland Land Conservation Conference will take place on May 5- 6, 2016. Maryland Environmental Trust will host this year’s conference at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights on Thursday, May 5. Conference details for Friday, May 6 will be released soon.

This event is the largest gathering of its kind in the state for land trusts, conservancies, local and state government agencies, heritage organizations, members of the agricultural community and other partners. Please contact Maryland Environmental Trust with any questions at (410) 514-7900.

MET Land Trust Roundtables

The Roundtable series convenes regularly and provide land trust staff, volunteers and board members an opportunity to come together and exchange ideas about the challenges relating to land conservation. These meetings are free and open to representatives of land conservation organizations. Reservations are required. For more information about the next Land Trust Roundtable meeting, please contact Land Trust Coordinator Michelle Grafton at

Save the Date:

The next Land Trust Roundtable will be held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.
More details will be available shortly.

07.23.15 MET Land Trust Roundtable

Financial Assistance for Easements and BMPs
MET hosted a Land Trust Roundtable on July 23, 2015. Tiffany Davis (Farm Bill Program Specialist, NRCS) provided an overview of ACEP and Steve DuBoyce (Regional Encroachment Liaison, Naval District Washington) discussed the REPI Program. Tiffany and Steve then address how to apply for and implement grant funding.

The Roundtable also included presentations from NRCS’s resource team on Best Management Practices. Steve Strano (State Biologist, NRCS) discussed conservation practices, their purpose and maintenance requirements. Thomas Morgart (Assistant State Conservationist for Programs, NRCS) discussed NRCS’s financial assistance programs to help pay for these conservation practices.

Please see below for a copy of the agenda and presentations.