“Ground Zero” For Growth:. What about his future?. Private, nonprofit with 33 directors and 865 members (we need YOU!). Protected 38,078 acres on 206 properties, and promote sound planning. First Delmarva Nonprofit awarded the Standards for Excellence seal for ethics and accountability.
What about his future?
The Eastern Shore’s population grew by 53% from 1970 to 2000.
The region’s population is projected to grow by 44% from 2002 through 2030.
The region’s developed acreage is projected to grow by 137% from 2002 through 2030.
That means 262,110 more developed acres and less farmed and natural acres.
Gift Conservation Easements
Rural Legacy Program
Land Rescue Revolving Fund
Other Conservation Easement Programs
Preservation in the
Mid-Shore (by ESLC):
Eastern Shore 2010
Research and Investment
Annual Planning Conference—200+!
Planning Achievement Awards— awards for sound land use planning
Local Land Use Workshops—featured 2 workshops focused on greenbelts
Research—research reports have included Downzoning Impacts on Landowner Equity, TDR Prescriptions for Counties, and others.
Purpose: establish a shared vision for the future land use in the Eastern Shore.
In a nutshell… Eastern Shore 2010is an intercounty agreement to set regional land use goals for the Eastern Shore.
Endorsed September 2002 by six counties!
Enhance Farmer options for preservation – local $$ for Easement Purchase
New Housing Units Proposed
Potential New Population
Potential Growth Rate