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Agricultural Preservation


Calvert County created the first land preservation program in Maryland and currently has the most active transferable development rights (TDRs) program in the state. The county programs complement the state’s land preservation tools including the Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program, the Rural Legacy and the Greenprint programs.  

    Program Rules and Regulations

Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board Meetings

    APAB Members

    APAB 2016 Meeting Schedule
  • First Monday monthly at 7:30 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time and at 7:00 p.m. before and after Daylight Savings Time.            
  • Send Request Submittals to:
    • County Services Plaza, Suite 300
      150 Main Street
      Prince Frederick, MD 20678        
  • Contact: Rachel O'Shea, 410-535-1600 ext. 2489

APAB Meeting Agendas

    Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Recent APAB Work Products

    Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board Draft Comprehensive Review

    Agricultural Preservation Advisory Board Proposal to Improve Land Preservation Program

Additional Documents

TDR Sales List Application      
    Forest Conservation Transferable Development Rights Brochure            





The Land Preservation Committee, Calvert County Community Planning and Building and the Calvert County Division of Natural Resources are organizing a workshop to benefit Land Owners in Calvert County.  The workshop is being hosted by the Calvert Nature Society.  For more details and registration please visit their webpage at:

The workshop will be a casual, informative evening with local and regional agencies, nonprofits, and other landowners in the County.  Presentations will cover topics including estate planning, conservation easements and cost share programs.

Hope to see you there on November 17th at Kings Landing Park from 5pm to 8pm.



Contact Us
Rachel O'Shea
Rural Planner
Ph: 410-535-1600, ext. 2489

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