Forest Conservation Act (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Forest Conservation Act (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Energy Storage, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The main purpose of Maryland's Forest Conservation Act is to minimize the loss of Maryland's forest resources during land development by making the identification and protection of forests and other sensitive areas an integral part of the site planning process. The Act requires units of local government with planning and zoning authority to establish and implement local forest conservation programs. These regulations address state approval of and aid to local programs, as well as the state forest conservation program.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Marian Honeczy
Department Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Address Tawes State Office Building E-1
Address 2 580 Taylor Avenue
Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone 410-260-8511


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: COMAR 08.19

Authority 2: Natural Resources Article, §5-1601 through 5-1613, Annotated Code of Maryland
Date Enacted 1991