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Potomac Conservancy - An Accredited Land Trust

Mission StatementThe Potomac Conservancy protects lands vital to the health, beauty, and enjoyment of the Potomac River and its tributaries. We do this by providing conservation solutions and hands-on opportunities throughout the Potomac River watershed.

Contact Information

Potomac Conservancy - An Accredited Land Trust
8403 Colesville Rd Ste 805
Silver Spring, MD 20910-6328

Phone: (301) 608-1188
Fax: (301) 608-1144


Year Founded1993
Land Trust Alliance Member Since1993
Adopted S&P*Yes
Area of OperationPotomac Watershed
Number of Full-time Staff8
Number of Supporters3000
Land Protection PrioritiesOpen space, in general; Working farms or ranchlands; Important natural areas or wildlife habitats; Water resources, including wetlands; Working forest lands

*Indicates adoption of the 2004 Land Trust Standards and Practices

Counties of Operation:

West Virginia: Berkeley   Grant   Hampshire   Hardy   Jefferson   Mineral   Morgan   Pendleton  
District Of Columbia: Statewide
Maryland: Allegany   Charles   Frederick   Garrett   Montgomery   Prince George's   St. Mary's   Washington  
Pennsylvania: Adams   Bedford   Franklin   Fulton   Somerset  
Virginia: Arlington   Augusta   Clarke   Fairfax   Fauquier   Frederick   King George   Loudoun   Northumberland   Page   Prince William   Rockingham   Shenandoah   Stafford   Warren   Westmoreland   Alexandria (City)   Fairfax (City)   Falls Church (City)   Harrisonburg (City)   Manassas (City)   Manassas Park (City)   Staunton (City)   Waynesboro (City)   Winchester (City)  

Acres Conserved

State Total Owned Under Easement Other*
MARYLAND 692 29 647 16
VIRGINIA 1,893 - 1,808 85
WEST VIRGINIA 9,203 - 9,203 -

*This figure includes land that has been acquired by land trusts — whether through purchase, donation or by another means — and subsequently has been transferred to a public agency. It also includes land protected through other methods such as negotiating and preparing for acquisition by other organizations or agencies.

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