Forest Conservation Act (Maryland)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|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|
|Program Administrator||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
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.
|Contact Name||Marian Honeczy|
|Department||Maryland Department of Natural Resources|
|Address||Tawes State Office Building E-1|
|Address 2||580 Taylor Avenue|
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|