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Forest Conservation Act (Maryland)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Construction
Developer
Fed. Government
Fuel Distributor
Industrial
Installer/Contractor
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
State/Provincial Govt
Systems Integrator
Transportation
Tribal Government
Utility
Savings Category 
Fuel Cells
Photovoltaics
Program Info
State 
Maryland
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
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.