Do you own farmland in the tinted areas shown on this map but do not live on or operate your land? Are you interested in improving land management, wildlife habitat, water quality or scenic beauty on your farm?
Contact our Landowner Advisors: Joe Thompson Washington, Frederick and Carroll Counties, MD; Loudoun County VA 540-903-8947 or: James Remuzzi Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, WV; Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, VA 202-746-1649
Contact our Landowner Advisors:
Washington, Frederick and Carroll Counties, MD; Loudoun County VA
Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, WV; Frederick and Shenandoah Counties, VA
Potomac Conservancy’s Non-operator Landowner Outreach Program was formed to help landowners like you connect with helpful technical and financial resources to make your vision for your land a reality.
Joe and James can:
- meet with you on your property or over the phone to discuss your goals
- help you identify conservation opportunities on your land
- help you understand and walk you through the application process and eligibility requirements for a suite of financial assistance programs
- connect you with the right technical experts to make your goals a reality
- facilitate conversations between you and your operator if needed
If you prefer to research on your own, you may also peruse this website for a brief look at the many incentive programs and partners that are here to help you through the links below:
Click here for information on federal, state and local programs including contact information.
Why your Farm Matters
Cool Down a Pollution Hotspot
The priority counties in which we are offering this service have all been identified as pollution hotspots, primarily for nitrogen and phosphorous (see map). Nutrient pollution in these areas primarily originates on farms where manure and excess fertilizer runs off the land during rain events or where cattle are allowed direct access to streams.
Excess pollution can be prevented, however, through simple conservation measures such as planting riparian buffers and grass filter strips, using cover crops and fencing cattle out of streams. Our landowner advisors can help you select the programs that will best help you to improve the value of your land - sometimes even at a profit to you! Contact Joe or James today to get started!