Land Conservation

The MacRo Team has worked closely with property owners and conservation organizations to preserve more than 6,000 acres of land throughout Maryland and in several New England states.

Land Conservation

Frederick Commercial Real EstateMacRo Ltd. prepares a land program analysis to detail your options and help determine how to best use your property rights to achieve your goals.

We have assisted clients in the sale of development easements for more than 2,000 acres in Frederick, Montgomery, Howard and Washington counties in Maryland.

MacRo, Ltd. has been a benefactor member of the Carrollton Manor Land Trust in Buckeystown, Maryland.

MacRo has participated with the following organizations including:

Call on our experience to help you navigate conservation options:

  • State and Local Farmland Conservation Easements:

    We help property owners identify the opportunities found in agricultural easement programs that are available through the State of Maryland and its counties.

  • Forest Banking Credits:

    Frederick County property owners can establish buffers along streams and other environmentally sensitive areas that feed into the Chesapeake Bay.

    Buffer areas become forest easements where credits may be sold to developers who are required to provide forestation under the land development approval process.

    The MacRo team guides and assists property owners in the creation of Forest Banking areas as well as selling these credits to developers.

  • Transferable Development Rights (TDRS):

    Maryland counties such as Montgomery and Howard provide opportunities for rural land preservation by vesting development rights in the property that are salable (transferable) from a “sending” parcel to “receiving” properties in designated development zones in other parts of the county. Once the rights are sold from a “sending” parcel, a perpetual land preservation easement is placed on the property.

MacRo has experience working with clients on both sides of these transactions.