Glass Easement

Project #: 99829  –   Updated: January 16, 2012

Project Summary

This conservation easement protects a 186-acre property adjacent to Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland, including frontage Kifer Hollow Creek, a tributary to 15-Mile Creek, one of the most pristine streams in all of Maryland. Records from DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service indicate the presence of state-listed endangered Canada Honeysuckle on the property. The forested area includes Forest Interior Dwelling Bird habitat.
Wildlife: bear, bobcat, coyote, fox, fisher, hawks, owls, bats, songbirds, turkey, grouse, deer.
Management: DNR Forest Stewardship Plan

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Location (by county):
Allegany County (MD)

Watersheds:
Cacapon-Town

Congressional Districts:
MD District 06

Bird Conservation Regions:
Appalachian Mountains

USFWS Regions:
Northeast Region

Project size:
188.69 acres

Public Access

Site Name Publicly Accessible
Site 15: 25 Yes
Site 14: 25 Yes
Site 16: 25 Yes
Site 17: 25 Yes

Full Project Description

This conservation easement protects a 186-acre property adjacent to Green Ridge State Forest in Flintstone, Maryland, including frontage Kifer Hollow Creek, a tributary to 15-Mile Creek, one of the most pristine streams in all of Maryland. Records from DNR Wildlife & Heritage Service indicate the presence of state-listed endangered Canada Honeysuckle on the property. The forested area includes Forest Interior Dwelling Bird habitat.
Wildlife: bear, bobcat, coyote, fox, fisher, hawks, owls, bats, songbirds, turkey, grouse, deer.
Management: DNR Forest Stewardship Plan

Goals and Targets

Primary motivations:

Conservation Mission
TPC's primary focus is to restore water quality by advocating sound policy and promoting thoughtful land management. The Conservancy protects and restores Potomac landscapes by enhancing a network of rivers, forests, and natural areas. MET's mission is to provide landowners with information and tools to permanently protect natural, historic and scenic resources in the state.
Public Benefit
Permanent protection of conservation values, including water quality.

Primary goals:

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Consistent with plans:

Local Land Use Plan
The easement is consistent with Allegany's Open Space Plan and Comprehensive Plan.
Forest Plan
A Forest Stewardship Plan is required before timbering can occur.

Targeted habitats:

    • Aquatic
      • Rivers and Streams
    • Forests and Woodlands
      • Deciduous Forests and Woodlands
    • Wetlands and Riparian Habitats
      • Montane Riparian Forests and Shrublands

Targeted species:

  • American Fly-honeysuckle Lonicera canadensis

Actions

Project Actions
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Outcomes

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Organization

Potomac Conservancy
(Non-Governmental Organization)

Primary Contact

Emily Warner  (Land Protection Manager)
Potomac Conservancy
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Partners

  • Maryland Environmental Trust

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