Between 2008 and 2016, development in the County cleared 1,383 acres of forests – the 5th highest amount of forest cleared among all counties in Maryland.
Here in MoCo the MoCo Forest Coalition’s short-term goal is to have a new bill introduced by the end of March to update the Forest Conservation Law (FCL). The advocacy of the coalition falls along the 10 top priorities of the coalition. There are bright spots, the County has been making strides under the Reforest Montgomery program of the Planning department under Forest Conservation Planner Kristin Taddei - including a partnership with our Re-Leaf the Reserve program. Here is an in depth look at forest conservation laws already on the books in MoCo from Conservationo Montgomery.
Take Action: Visit our partners at Audubon Naturalist Society to learn more and add your name as an individual or organization to strengthen this law.