Forest Management Funds Available

Attention forest Landowners:


There are federal cost-share funds available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service for landowners interested in creating early successional forest habitat on their property in Garrett, Allegany and Washington counties.  If you are interesed in creating 10 or more acres of young forest habitat, we would like to hear from you.


Early successional forest management creates habitat that many species of animals and plants require.  The Golden-Winged Warbler and Cerulean Warbler are migratory songbirds that require a forest disturbance to create thte habitat they rely on.  This is typically achieved through timber harvesting, so if you are thinking about harvesting timber and would like to improve the habitat for wildlife species during the process, please contact us.


To learn more about this unique opportunity your can contact Private Lands Forester Shannon Farrell at 240-609-3505 or by email at:

To read more about golden-winged and cerulean warbler conservation opportunities please visit this link

Do you need a permit?

The Maryland Department of Agriculture has revised and updated its Farmer's Guide to Environmental Permits.  The Guide serves as a quick reference to help farmers, businesses and individuals comply with Maryland's environmental regulations.  It includes state authorizations issued by the Maryland Departments of Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources.  A commonly needed federal approval, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 404 permit, is also included.  The newly revised Farmer's Guide to Environmental Permits is available here.

Farmer's Guide to Environmental Permits.

Allegany County Land Preservation Program

Click icon for more information regarding:  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF); Maryland Environmental Trust (MET); and Mountain Ridge Rural Legacy Programs or contact Siera Wigfield, Program Administrator at 301-876-9563 or email her at