The Manor Conservancy partners with
the community to permanently protect
the natural, historic, agricultural and
scenic resources of Manor area land.
The Manor Conservancy works to preserve the predominantly rural character of Northern Baltimore and Harford Counties, to resist the spread of development and sprawl, to guard the water and air quality, and to support and encourage groups and activities intent on improving the environment.
The community plays a significant role through participation in conservation programs, including a vehicle called a Deed of Easement. An easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a government organization or a land trust that protects land and its natural resources from unwanted development. This protection lasts forever, even if the property is later sold. Learn More
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What we’ve accomplished:
Preserving land in perpetuity through easements
Preserving and celebrating Manor area history
The Manor Conservancy promotes awareness of and celebrates area history. Information about current and past projects can be found at Manor History.
What remains to be done?
Currently, there are 8,952 potential lots that could be built on 51,401 acres in the RC-2 zones of Baltimore County. Additionally family farms in Harford and Baltimore counties need preservation support so they are not forced to sell their farms for development.
Conservation of parks, agriculture, open space and fragile environmental areas need community advocacy to support programs of the MD Department of Natural Resources and Baltimore and Harford County Ag and environmental protection initiatives.