Maryland's Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays

Project Review

Stormwater Management


Draft - Environmental Site Design Criteria for the Maryland Critical Area
Prepared for Maryland Critical Area Commission by Chesapeake Stormwater Network (May 24, 2011 DRAFT)
(1.7 MB .pdf file)
 


Design of EDS Practices in the Maryland Critical Area
Prepared for Maryland Critical Area Commission by Tom Schueler, Chesapeake Stormwater Network
(1.33 MB .pdf file)
 


Environmental Site Design in the Critical Area
Prepared by LeeAnne Chandler, Critical Area Commission
(239 KB .pdf file)

  • Spreadsheet Draft for Training: EDS in Critical Area
    (Excel Workbook)
     
  • Spreadsheet Practice
    (362 KB .pdf file)
  • Critical Area Buffer Management


    Critical Area Buffer Resources Guide, March 31, 2011

    This Buffer Resources Guide was developed through a partnership between the Critical Area Commission for the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays and Adkins Arboretum. Financial assistance was provided by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Chesapeake and Coastal Program pursuant to NOAA award No. NA09NOS4190170.

    Download the Complete Critical Area Buffer Resources Guide
    14.3 MB PDF File

    Or, Read a Selection by clicking on the links below.



    Acknowledgements


    Table of Contents
    Section 1:

    Buffer Regulations – COMAR 27.01.09.01 – .01 -7
    Section 2:

    Model Ordinance Language – Buffer Chapter
    Section 3:
     
    Educational Tools
        Buffer Regulations Overview

    Buffer Regulations Management Plans

    LGAG Buffer Regulations
     
    Section 4: Sample Simplified Buffer Management Plan
     


     
      Simplified Buffer Management Plan Template (Word Document)

    Simplified Buffer Management Plan Template (PDF File)
     
    Section 5:
     
    Sample Minor Buffer Management Plan
    Section 6:

    Sample Major Buffer Management Plan
    Section 7:
     
    Step-By-Step Buffer Management Plan Guides
     


      Buffer Management Plans: Planting Plan and Landscape Schedule

    Buffer Management Plans: Maintenance, Protection and Inspections
     
    Section 8:
     
    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Native Plant Guide
    Section 9:
     

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Section 10: Additional Resources