2021 Maryland Statutes
Natural Resources
Title 5 - Forests and Parks
Subtitle 9B - Local Land Preservation Programs
Section 5-9B-04 - Development of Plan

    (a)    A sponsor that applies for funding to implement a local land preservation program under this subtitle shall:

        (1)    Develop a plan to guide the conservation of property in the jurisdiction under the program;

        (2)    Ensure that each application is consistent with the approved local land preservation and recreation plan for the county, to guide the acquisition of property interests listed in the application; and

        (3)    Submit the application, description of properties and easements to be acquired, together with a description of consistency with the plan and any conditions placed on the conveyance of the property, to the Department of Natural Resources for review.

    (b)    A sponsor may satisfy the requirements of subsection (a)(1) of this section with materials developed under or in conjunction with:

        (1)    The comprehensive plan for the jurisdiction reviewed and revised under § 1–416 or § 3–303 of the Land Use Article;

        (2)    The local land preservation and recreation plan under § 5–905 of this title;

        (3)    An approved local agricultural land preservation program under § 2–512 of the Agriculture Article, for the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program;

        (4)    An approved annual program submitted by the sponsor under Program Open Space;

        (5)    An approved rural legacy area and grant agreement under the Rural Legacy Program under Subtitle 9A of this title;

        (6)    The GreenPrint Program under Subtitle 15A of this title; or

        (7)    Another acquisition plan prepared by, jointly funded, or accepted by the Department for the protection of local or State land preservation or recreational goals.

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