Eastern Shore Land Conservancy - Treasured Landscapes

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Chesapeake Treasured Landscapes presentation by Eastern Shore Land Conservancy during the Choose Clean Water conference

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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy - Treasured Landscapes

  1. 1. Conserving the Chesapeake's Treasured Landscapes January 11,2010
  2. 3. <ul><li>Serve six counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. </li></ul><ul><li>Have 25 directors, 14 staff, and more than 1,500 members. </li></ul><ul><li>Protected 251 properties on more than 51,000 acres. </li></ul>As a regional land trust, we…
  3. 4. Our Vision: <ul><li>Towns are vibrant and well defined, </li></ul><ul><li>Farms, forests, and fisheries are thriving; </li></ul><ul><li>Scenic, historic, natural, and riverine landscapes are maintained. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Protecting the landscape <ul><li>Strategic land conservation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation easements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>purchases in fee simple </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Effective land use planning and policy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education, research, advocacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eastern Shore 2010 – land use agreement </li></ul></ul>
  5. 10. Paw Paw Cove
  6. 15. Bloomfield Farm
  7. 19. Thank You “ I think I understand. You’re trying to keep the Garden of Eden here.” Jim Mosley, USDA deputy secretary, after an aerial tour of the Eastern Shore.

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