Environment & Land Use
This page contains information on the topics of environment and land use that relate to Maryland’s counties. It provides access to State government documents, relevant task force materials, surveys, and environment, land use and planning news from MACo’s blog, Conduit Street.
Conduit Street Blog
Search the most recent environment and land use items using the following categories:
Use the following search terms to find news relating to the following specific topics:
- “climate change”
- “stormwater fee”
- “zero waste”
- “septic” (onsite disposal systems)
- “TMDL” (total maximum daily load)
- “AFG” (accounting for growth)
Read past blog series on environmental issues:
Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load
An overview of the State of Maryland’s programs to reduce the impacts of Climate Change in Maryland.
Smart Growth and Sustainability
Maryland Department of Planning Resources and Policy
A list of county planning staff assignments and links to documents providing county planning authority in Maryland.
Maryland Department of Planning
MDP's plans to identify their growth and preservation areas to meet land use, planning and development goals. Local Comprehensive Plans
Department of Legislative Services – Legislative Handbooks
This handbook, prepared by the Department of Legislative Services, has information on county development impact fees and building permits, in addition to other information.
Not finding what you seek?
To suggest another resource to be added to this list, email Robin Clark Eilenberg.