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§ 25-602. Established

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLand UseEffective: October 1, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Land Use (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission [Titles 14-27] (Refs & Annos)
Title 25. Prince George's County Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Agricultural Preservation Easement Program (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2012
MD Code, Land Use, § 25-602
§ 25-602. Established
In general
(a) There is a Prince George's County Agricultural Preservation Easement Program.
Purposes
(b) The purposes of the Program are to:
(1) implement the policies of the county's general plan and the Green Infrastructure Plan to preserve, protect, and enhance agricultural properties, particularly those in the Rural Tier;
(2) preserve ecologically fragile and aesthetically valuable environments of the county, including streams, stream valleys, floodplains, wetlands, groundwater, steep slopes, woodlands, habitats, scenic vistas, and scenic corridors;
(3) retain agricultural land and augment other local and State programs certified in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulations for the preservation of agricultural land;
(4) recognize the public value in protecting agriculture and agricultural viewsheds, vistas, rural culture and character, and longstanding agricultural enterprises;
(5) limit nonagricultural uses;
(6) conserve and protect biodiversity and wildlife and aquatic habitats;
(7) promote interest in and the study of agriculture and agricultural preservation; and
(8) promote tourism through the preservation of scenic resources.

Credits

Added by Acts 2012, c. 426, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2012.
MD Code, Land Use, § 25-602, MD LAND USE § 25-602
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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