Maryland Wildland

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Maryland Wildlands are a group of public properties that are protected from logging or other activities in the state of Maryland.

The Maryland Wildlands Preservation System is the state's counterpart to the federal government's National Wilderness Preservation System. Protected properties are designated as state wildlands by the Maryland General Assembly. These wildlands are owned and managed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Each tract overlaps with all or part of a state park, forest, wildlife management area, or other land unit of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.


In 1971, the Maryland State Legislature passed the Wildlands Protection Act, which began the program of protecting publicly owned areas. As of December 2018, 38 areas had been designated as Maryland Wildlands.[1] representing 65,956 acres (266.91 km2) of Maryland Wildlands.[2]


Garrett County[edit]

Allegany County[edit]

Washington County[edit]

Frederick County[edit]

Frederick and Montgomery Counties[edit]

Baltimore County[edit]

Howard and Montgomery Counties[edit]

Prince George's County[edit]

Calvert County[edit]

St. Mary's County[edit]

Charles County[edit]

Caroline County[edit]

Worcester County[edit]

Somerset County[edit]


  1. ^ "State Wildlands System". Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  2. ^ "Wildlands Preservation System". Retrieved 2020-10-29.

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