LAND

STATE WILDLANDS


[color photograph of loblolly pine] Within the Department of Natural Resources, Resource Planning is responsible for the State wildlands preservation system. The system was established in 1971 to preserve the wilderness character of undisturbed areas in Maryland. Some 27 wildlands cover 39,412 acres in State parks, forests, and wildlife management areas. Designated by the General Assembly, wildlands protect watersheds and threatened or endangered species, and preserve unique ecological communities (Code Natural Resources Article, sec. 5-1203).

Loblolly Pine, Prince George's County, Maryland, 1998. Photo by Diane P. Frese.
ALLEGANY COUNTY
  • Deep Run Wildland
  • Maple Run Wildland
  • Potomac Bends Wildland
  • Rocky Gap Wildland
  • Sideling Hill Wildland (Washington & Allegany counties)

    BALTIMORE COUNTY

  • Black Marsh Wildland
  • Gunpowder Falls Wildland
  • Mingo Branch/Bush Cabin Run Wildland
  • Panther Branch Wildland
  • Soldier's Delight Wildland
  • Sweathouse Branch Wildland

    CALVERT COUNTY

  • Calvert Cliffs Wildland

    CAROLINE COUNTY

  • Idylwild Wildland

    CARROLL COUNTY

  • Morgan Run Wildland

    CHARLES COUNTY

  • Mattawoman Wildland

    FREDERICK COUNTY

  • Cunningham Falls State Park Wildland
  • Islands of the Potomac Wildland (Frederick & Montgomery counties)

    GARRETT COUNTY

  • Bear Pen Wildland
  • Big Savage Mountain Wildland
  • High Rock Wildland
  • Middle Fork Wildland

    HOWARD COUNTY

  • Patuxent River Wildland (Howard & Montgomery counties)

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY

  • Patuxent River Wildland (Howard & Montgomery counties)
  • Islands of the Potomac Wildland (Frederick & Mongomery counties)

    PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY

  • Belt Woods Wildland

    ST. MARY'S COUNTY

  • St. Mary's River Wildland

    SOMERSET COUNTY

  • Cedar Island Wildland

    WASHINGTON COUNTY

  • Sideling Hill Wildland (Washington & Allegany counties)

    WORCESTER COUNTY

  • Cypress Swamp Wildland
  • Pocomoke River Wildand

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