Potomac Conservancy’s Land Program contains two components: Land Protection and Land Restoration. Land Protection conserves lands important to water quality with permanent conservation easements. These easements restrict the use of property in order to protect conservation values, including water resources, forestland, wildlife habitat, and prime farm soils. Where possible, Potomac Conservancy strives to link protected lands into hubs and corridors to further enhance the benefits to wildlife, water quality, forest and farm sustainability, and so on.
Land Restoration focuses on ecological improvements to land, including planting trees and shrubs along streams, removing dams to improve fish passage, and constructing rain gardens to absorb and filter run-off from streets and roof-tops.
In 2010, Potomac Conservancy was officially accredited by The Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. Accreditation publicly validates the high caliber of the Conservancy's land protection work and demonstrates that it meets the industry’s best practices related to governance and management. The Conservancy is one of just 130 of the more than 1,700 land trusts nationwide to be approved since 2008.
Land Protection To learn about conservation easements, click here.
To learn about our South Branch conservation planning initiative, click here.
Non-Operator Landowner Program To learn about Potomac Conservancy's program to help non-operator landowners enroll in conservation programs, click here.
Land Restoration Program To learn about Best Management Practices to help maintain water quality, click here.