Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundationupdated: September 2011

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation (MALPF) was established by the Maryland General Assembly in 1977 and is part of the Maryland Department of Agriculture.  The Foundation purchases agricultural preservation easements that forever restrict development on prime farmland and woodland.  MALPF settled on its first purchased easement in October 1980.

By the end of the 2010 fiscal year, MALPF will have helped landowners permanently protect from development more than 280,000 acres on approximately 2,100 farms.  The Foundation has preserved farmland in all of Maryland’s 23 counties.  Today, the Foundation manages a public investment of over $600 million in permanently preserved land.

The Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Program is one of the most successful programs of its kind in the country.  The State of Maryland, with the work of the Foundation and its State and local partners, has preserved in perpetuity more agricultural land than any other state in the country.

Contact Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation

James Conrad
Executive Director
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Maryland Department of Agriculture, Room 104
Annapolis, Maryland  21401
Phone: 410-841-5860
Fax: 410-841-5730


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