Land Acquisition and Planning

Unit Staff Contacts

The Department of Natural Resources Land Acquisition and Planning Unit works to advance land conservation and outdoor recreational opportunities in Maryland. The unit includes the following divisions.

Land Acquisition and Planning Management

Manages the day to day operations of the Land Acquisition and Planning unit and provides vital support functions to the different divisions.

Grants, Easements and Stewardship

The Grants, Easements, and Stewardship group administers the Rural Legacy Program, the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) permanent easement option, conservation easement monitoring for each of these programs, Program Open Space Local, the Community Parks and Playgrounds Program, Federal Grants and Stewardship.

Real Property Acquisition and Management​

The Real Property Acquisition and Management group administers Program Open Space Stateside, the Survey and GIS Team, and Real Property Management.