Eastern Shore Land Conservancy

Our Vision

People of all ages and backgrounds deserve to benefit from ESLC’s strategic land conservation efforts. ESLC will promote land conservation and planning which provides public access to open space including parks, the Chesapeake Bay, farmland, hiking trails, urban gardens, and other parts of the Eastern Shore’s rich heritage.

Our Mission

To continue to protect in perpetuity critical farmland and habitat through an expanding range of protection options and to educate landowners about these choices. To increase the number of community-based projects that provide public access to land. To protect greenbelts around towns and villages.

By the Numbers

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy has helped to preserve nearly 60,000 acres since 1990. Combined with other preservation efforts, such as state and national parks, more than 23 percent of the land outside towns on the Mid-Shore is protected.

Preserving the Eastern Shore

Eastern Shore Land Conservancy can help you learn about land preservation and about which options are right for you. We also recommend our Caring For Your Eased Lands guide, which has helpful tips for stewarding any property.

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