Maryland Environmental Trust

The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) is a statewide land trust governed by a citizen Board of Trustees. It was created by the General Assembly in 1967. Our goal is the preservation of open land, such as farmland, forest land, and significant natural resources. Our primary tool for doing this is the conservation easement, a voluntary agreement between a landowner and MET.

MET also endeavors to promote the protection of open land through the Local Land Trust Assistance Program. In addition, MET gives grants to environmental education projects through the Keep Maryland Beautiful Program.

Over 115,000 acres are currently protected, mostly by donated conservation easements.

Contact Maryland Environmental Trust

John Turgeon
Acting Director and Conservation Easement Program Manager
100 Community Place
First Floor
Crownsville, Maryland  21032-2022
Phone: (410) 514-7903
Fax: (410) 514-7919


Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Maryland

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