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Habitat for Wildlife: Conservation Options for Landowners

The Landowner Incentive Program is just one of many conservation programs available to landowners. LIP has compiled the following list of other programs to help you figure out which program is right for your land.

Easements

Selling or donating a conservation easement means permanent relinquishing of some or all development rights, which results in reduced property taxes. Easements can be used to protect both agricultural and wild lands.

If you are interested in an easement, please contact the Maryland Environmental Trust. There are numerous national, state and local land trusts that provide easements, and navigating through them all can be confusing. MET will be able to refer you to the appropriate organization.

Habitat Conservation/Restoration

Non-permanent programs that can improve habitat, such as tree planting and harvesting, meadow maintenance, wetland restoration etc.

Backyard Habitat Advice

For those interested in smaller scale projects, such as attracting backyard wildlife, gardening, bayscaping, etc.

Shoreline Erosion/Waterway Issues

For more information, please contact:

Bradley Kennedy, bkennedy@dnr.state.md.us
410-260-8557