Maryland Forest Resource Ordinance Act - Funding
The “Maryland Forest Resource
Ordinance Act of 1991” was a unique piece of legislation designed to create or
preserve forested land in the state of
In a situation where that was not possible, one of a developer’s
options was to purchase a Forest Resource Ordinance (FRO) easement on forested
land, which belonged to someone else. Maryland
Counties approved and registered FRO areas and kept track of forest easements
transferred to developers by each registered FRO landowner.
Tree-Land Foundation’s land in Myersville is a registered FRO area.
Over the years, developers have purchased easement rights to its existing
or newly-forested areas. The derived
funding has gone to support the Foundation’s activities and expenses.
It is important to note that no land or property changes hands with an easement transfer, leaving the land available for environmental projects and recreational use. The Chairman of the Board of The Conservation Fund, Patrick Noonan, once praised the Tree-Land Foundation for creating the unique concept of using developers’ money to fund land preservation through sales of forest easements.
Tree-Land Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and accepts donations and contributions. Tree-Land is MOST grateful to the wonderful people and organizations who have supported it with their generous financial gifts.
Our Philosophy - R. Martin
"If you want to touch the past... touch a stone.
If you want to touch the present... touch a tree.
If you want to touch the future... touch a child."
WITH GREAT APPRECIATION: This website was designed and created for Tree-Land Foundation by the delightful Beatriz Wallace, an intelligent, very talented and lovely woman who's a student at Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. Thank you, Bea!
Last modified: August 05, 2005