MET Protected Areas

1,079 conservation easements protecting over 132,000 acres.

Retrieving Data

Map of Acres Protected by County


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MET hosted the 15th Annual Maryland Land Conservation Conference on April 30 and May 1, at The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Linthicum Heights, MD. More than 160 people from over 90 organizations ....

Maryland Environmental Trust Announces New Director

William H. Leahy to Focus on Public Input and Interest
The Board of Trustees of the Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) today announced the hiring of William H. Leahy as its next director. 

 2015 Board of Trustee Meetings

September 14
October 5
November 2
December 7

These meetings are scheduled the first Monday of each month with the exception of September to avoid a conflict with the Labor Day holiday. The Board does not meet in January, July and August.

The MET Mission:

Maryland Environmental Trust works with landowners, local communities, and citizen land trusts to protect Maryland's most treasured landscapes and natural resources as a legacy for future generations. We accomplish this work by providing direct assistance, information and innovative tools to ensure the ongoing stewardship and public concern for the natural, historic, and scenic resources of the state.

As one of the oldest and most successful land trusts in the country, MET holds over 1,070 conservation easements preserving over 130,000 acres statewide.

From the Chesapeake Bay to the mountains of Garrett County, our Land Conservation, Monitoring and Stewardship, and Land Trust Assistance Programs promote the protection of open land.

MET also provides grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.