This map shows Protected Lands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed as defined by the Chesapeake Bay Program. The data was acquired from various State Agencies and Non-Profit Conservation Organizations. The terms used to differentiate levels of protection are Public, Private, Agricultural Easement and Military. Public Lands: Includes lands identified as Local, State or Federally owned and managed. (e.g. - County Parks, State Forests, National Parks/Forests, Wildlife Refuge, etc.) Private Lands: Properties owned by private conservation groups or private lands encumbered with a conservation easement. Agricultural Easement: Properties protected under a State or local agricultural easement program. Military Lands: Lands owned and managed by different branches of the U.S. Military.
Date created: Feb 28 2008 / Download ( 1.96 MB )