Land Acquisition and Planning

Real Property

White Water RaftingRafters rushing down the Youghiogheny Scenic & Wild River The Maryland Department of Natural Resources manages nearly a half million acres of public land comprising over 5000 miles of external property boundaries.

The mission of the Real Property team is to provide technical assistance and analysis for real property issues related to land acquisition and management.

What we do:

  • Research and analyze land records
  • Manage land survey contracts
  • Delineate and assist in the recovery of property boundaries
  • Convert analog map data to accurate digital (in CAD worksheet)
  • Update land records as new properties are acquired or protected through department funding or otherwise conveyed/exchanged
  • Coordinate asset inventory and management
  • Manage land records for nearly 10,000 transactions
  • Support the production of maps and web map services of department land interests – documenting known map accuracy; striving to meet national map accuracy standards

    What tools we use:

  • GPS
  • GIS
  • CAD
  • Relational Database Management System software

    We provide information and services to:

  • Citizens of Maryland
  • Other government agencies
  • Department of Natural Resources including Land Managers, Natural Resources Police, Executive Management
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • Land conservation organizations
  • Land surveyors