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.
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.
Non-permanent programs that can improve habitat, such as tree planting and harvesting, meadow maintenance, wetland restoration etc.
Landowner Incentive Program
Maryland Forest Service
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) www.md.nrcs.usda.gov/
Maryland Agriculture Water Quality Cost Share Program (MACS)
Backyard Habitat Advice
For those interested in smaller scale projects, such as attracting backyard wildlife, gardening, bayscaping, etc.
Wild Acres (Maryland DNR)
Backyard Conservation (Natural Resources Conservation Service
Backyard Wildlife Habitat (National Wildlife Federation)
Bayscapes (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Maryland Cooperative Extension
Shoreline Erosion/Waterway Issues
Shore Erosion Control
For more information, please contact:
Habitat for Wildlife
- Natural Heritage Program
- Wild Acres Program
- Guide to Marylandís Natural Areas
- Landowner Incentive Program
- Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
- Waterfowl Restoration Program
- Environmental Review
- Protection and Stewardship
- Upland Game Habitat Recommendations
- Mowing and Upland Wildlife
- Warm Season Grasses
- Wildlife Management Areas
- Contact Us