Glass Easement

Project Description

This conservation easement protects a 186-acre property adjacent to Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland, including frontage Kifer Hollow Creek, a tributary to 15-Mile Creek, one of the most pristine streams in all of Maryland. Records from DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service indicate the presence of state-listed endangered Canada Honeysuckle on the property. The forested area includes Forest Interior Dwelling Bird habitat. Wildlife: bear, bobcat, coyote, fox, fisher, hawks, owls, bats, songbirds, turkey, grouse, deer. Management: DNR Forest Stewardship Plan

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Allegany County, MD
Project Size:
  • 188.69 acres

Project Sites

  • Site 14: 25
  • Site 15: 25
  • Site 16: 25
  • Site 17: 25

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Conservation Mission
    TPC's primary focus is to restore water quality by advocating sound policy and promoting thoughtful land management. The Conservancy protects and restores Potomac landscapes by enhancing a network of rivers, forests, and natural areas. MET's mission is to provide landowners with information and tools to permanently protect natural, historic and scenic resources in the state.
  • Public Benefit
    Permanent protection of conservation values, including water quality.

Primary Goals:

  • insert purpose of conservation easement

Consistent With Plans:

  • Local Land Use Plan
    The easement is consistent with Allegany's Open Space Plan and Comprehensive Plan.
  • Forest Plan
    A Forest Stewardship Plan is required before timbering can occur.

Targeted Habitats:

  • Aquatic
    • Rivers and Streams
  • Forests and Woodlands
    • Deciduous Forests and Woodlands
  • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
    • Montane Riparian Forests and Shrublands

Targeted Species:

  • American Fly-honeysuckle Lonicera canadensis

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Conservation easement Ongoing Management 2003 --
Other - Enhance stewardship (timber, ranch, farm, urban): Forest Stewardship Plan Ongoing Management 2003 --
DNR Forest Stewardship Plan

Outcomes

Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? Yes

Monitoring Activities
Annual easement stewardship visits by grantee(s).

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

Potomac Conservancy

Managing Organization

Potomac Conservancy
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Contact Information

Emily Warner (Land Protection Manager)
Potomac Conservancy
Website

General Information

Project #: 99829
Last Updated: January 16, 2012

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