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Allegany County Wildland Candidate Areas

Allegany County Map of Proposed Wildland Areas Sideling Hill ExpansionPotomac BendsPotomac BendsDeep Run ExpansionDans MountainDans Mountain Dans Mountain Maple Run Expansion Deep Run Expansion Maple Run Expansion Potomac Bends Sideling Hill Expansion

Wildland Candidate Areas about which DNR Seeks Input


Land Unit

WHS Name

Wildland Name


Proposed Status


Allegany Green Ridge SF Sideling Hill - Hoop Pole Hollow Sideling Hill Wildland 656 Expansion steep headwater stream valleys surrounded by mature oak-hickory forest; habitat for 16 rare species, including some globally rare aquatic life
Allegany Green Ridge SF Maple Run Maple Run Wildland 2163 Expansion a rare shale barren community; habitat for a long list of rare plants & animals, including butterflies like the Olympia marble-wing, plants like Kate's mountain clover and one of the rarest lizards in the eastern U.S., the coal skink; forested areas provide FIDS habitat
Allegany Green Ridge SF Potomac Bends Potomac Bends Wildland 304 Expansion a rugged, remote area that contains some of the best scenic views in MD; shale barrens & steep ravines provide habitats for a number of rare & uncommon species
Allegany Green Ridge SF Deep Run Deep Run 154 Expansion small additions to an existing wildland that will minimize the edge effects of an irregular boundary
Allegany Dans Mtn WMA Dans Mountain   4,180 New part of a multi-state Appalachian ridgeline; an important corridor for migratory birds, including the Golden Eagle; one of the largest contiguous forested tracts in MD; habitat for 15 rare species; a movement corridor for species with large ranges such as bears & bobcats¬†¬†