The Land Group Supports Forever Maryland Conference
By: John Campagna, Land Advisor
As a land advisor, we guide landowners and investors to buy and sell land. Clearly, land has a myriad of uses and these land uses all take on different strategies for short-and-long-term management. Obvious land uses include; agriculture, hunting, and recreation, and today some of our land is serving alternative energy projects. Most importantly perhaps land gives us and our friends in the wild kingdom a place to call home to build and manage our habitat.
As part of this guidance, we also help our clients understand the potential in how to preserve and/or restore the natural habitats on their land. Land preservation and conservation is a long-term strategy to keep the land productive as a viable asset. Being productive means more than just growing a crop or a pine plantation. It means help increase food production over the long run, it means maintaining and managing forests for natural products, it means preserving the natural landscape for wildlife habitat and water quality. It means all these things in a mosaic of land use across our working landscape of farms, forests and conserved lands. Taking this “idea of productivity” is critical to maintaining the important open spaces and green infrastructure we enjoy throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Recently, The Land Group attended the recent Maryland Land Conservation Conference sponsored by Forever Maryland. There we met with many of our clients who are land trusts, environmental firms and landowners. They are working to conserve, restore and enhance our working lands for the benefit of all. Many productive strategies were discussed and analyzed from how best to engage the public sector for support and grants to how to promote environmental credit markets and private funding work for landowners and the community. Refining these programs and strategies in the current programs and future initiatives is key and stakeholder conferences such as this underwrite these outcomes. Many congratulations to the hardworking folks at Forever Maryland and we were happy to be a part of this event.
For The Land Group, much of our work with land trusts, environmental groups, and landowners is to help find the “best bang for your buck” in targeting land to be preserved, sites to be restored, and value to the landowner and surrounding community. As a bridge to many of these diverse groups, we can help bring solutions and ideas with our resources of more than 20 years of working in the conservation community. If you are a land trust, environmental group, or dedicated landowner in the Chesapeake region please call us if you would like to learn more. You can reach me directly at John Campagna 410-303-8156.