Deer in Spring Landscape

Maryland's
Wildlife Diversity Conservation Plan

Chapter 4: Key Wildlife Habitats and Their Conservation

Introduction

Part 1: Terrestrial Forested Habitats

  • Old Growth Forests

  • Early Successional Forests

  • Maritime Forests and Shrublands

  • Loblolly Pine – Oak Forests

  • Mesic Deciduous Forests

  • Dry Oak – Pine Forests

  • Northern Conifer – Hardwood Forests

  • Part 2: Wetland Habitats

  • Floodplain Forests

  • Upland Depressional Swamps

  • Carolina Bays

  • Vernal Pools

  • Forested Seepage Wetlands

  • Bog and Fen Wetland Complexes

  • Nontidal Shrub Wetlands

  • Tidal Shrub Wetlands

  • Nontidal Emergent Wetlands

  • Tidal Marshes

  • Part 3: Terrestrial Non-Forested Habitats

  • Grasslands

  • Barrens and Dry Glades

  • Cliffs and Rock Outcrops

  • Caves, Mines, and Springs

  • Coastal Beaches, Dunes, and Mudflats

  • Part 4: Stream and River Habitats

  • Coldwater Streams

  • Limestone Streams

  • Highland Streams

  • Piedmont Streams

  • Coastal Plain Streams

  • Blackwater Streams

  • Highland Rivers

  • Piedmont Rivers

  • Coastal Plain Rivers

  • Part 5: Estuarine and Marine Habitats

  • Oligohaline Estuaries

  • Mesahaline Estuaries

  • Polyhaline Estuaries

  • Ocean