Our Natural Heritage at Risk: Threats Facing Seven of Maryland's Most Special Places

Publication Date: September 2006

Publisher: Environment Maryland Research and Policy Center

Author(s): Elizabeth Ridlington; Heather Kunst; Jennifer Bevan-Dangel

Research Area: Environment

Keywords: sprawl; open space

Type: Report

Coverage: Maryland


The failure to fund Maryland's successful land conservation programs over the last few years has scaled back preservation efforts and threatened the state's unspoiled farms and forests and the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Our Natural Heritage at Risk identifies seven locations around Maryland that are threatened by development, including Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, Annapolis Neck, and Patuxent River Rural Legacy Area.