Maryland Rural Legacy Areas

Overview

The purpose of the Rural Legacy Program is to protect Maryland's best remaining rural landscapes and natural areas through the purchase of land or conservation easements.

Data Layer Description

Source

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Location

Maryland

Scale: 1:24,000

Description

In 1997, the Maryland General Assembly approved the Rural Legacy Program. The purpose of the Rural Legacy Program is to protect Maryland's best remaining rural landscapes and natural areas through the purchase of land or conservation easements. In a grass root approach, local government and land trusts (sponsors) apply to have places that are significant to the community and the state designated as Rural Legacy Areas. The Rural Legacy Areas file is a digital, polygon layer showing Maryland’s designated Rural Legacy areas. The file was compiled by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources using data supplied by Rural Legacy Area sponsors. Once a Rural Legacy area is designated, Rural Legacy sponsors can then apply for Rural Legacy grants for land or conservation easements within the Rural Legacy boundaries.

How to get the data layer

Visit Maryland DNR's GeoSpatial Data download site.

How you might make use of this data layer

The Rural Legacy Areas file was created as a resource protection-planning tool to assist the Rural Legacy staff in their easement review process.

Access and use constraints

Access constraints: None

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Credits

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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