The Nature Conservancy. Visit nature.org/maryland. Our mission. is to preserve plants, animals, and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive . works in all 50 United States and 27 countries.
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is to preserve plants,animals, and natural communities
that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
has protected more than 117 million acres of land around the world, including more than 64,000 acres across Maryland.
has about 1 million members and supporters, including more than 22,000 in Maryland.
has more than 1,500 dedicated volunteers, including 300 in Maryland.
has 3,200 employees, 720 of whom are scientists.
owns and manages the largest private nature preserve in Maryland.
by identifying Earth’s most important natural places.
Using innovative tools, we protect and restore these priority sites.
The scientific process that guides our work
Matrix Forest Blocks/Occurrences
Portfolio of Sites
The Nature Conservancy’s portfolio
Strategic Forest Lands Assessment
Conversion of forest land to development is a major threat to the goal of maintaining healthy and sustainable forests in Maryland.
Economic viability of forest lands and the associated resource-based economies are important in providing incentives to maintain the forest land base.
Efforts from conservation groups to protect landscapes before they are developed are also necessary to keep forests available for conservation and management.