Land Acquisition and Planning
Tracking Our Progress: Acreage Reports
Annual DNR Acreage Report
This data is provided by the Real Property team in the Land Acquisition and Planning Unit of DNR. Our report is updated annually and tracks the state lands purchased by the Department of Natural Resources. Figures are based on actual settlement documents as they are recorded in each county. Each county is different and it may take many weeks to several months for DNR’s land purchases to actually be recorded in the official county records. The Annual DNR Acreage Report only reflects DNR owned land. For an overview of all the other land protections programs in the state, refer to the Maryland Protected Lands Reporting Site below.
The Maryland Protected Lands Reporting Site
This a single point of reference for tracking protected land in Maryland.
Launched in October 2006, this exciting tool uses the best available data from a variety of federal, state and local partners to track and report the number of acres permanently protected from the threat of development in Maryland's landscape. This data is updated more frequently, each program references how their calculations are based. Some programs are updated quarterly. http://dnrweb.dnr.state.md.us/gis/plreports/