North County Preservation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting rural life in Northern Baltimore County.
We focus on gathering and distributing fact-based information to encourage responsible development and preservation, providing education on the history, and unique resources of the area, performing studies on land use trends, and solutions to conserve natural, agricultural, and scenic resources, and promoting long-term solutions to increase agricultural sustainability and to protect open space.
› CZMP 2016
CZMP 2016 is about to begin! As it did the past two cycles, NCP will again assembled environmental data to assist community associations and individuals in their determination of areas which require better protection through changes in zoning. MORE INFO >>
› Beginner Farmer Training Program
The Beginner Farmer Training Program is now in full swing for the 2015 season. NCP was instrumental in this prgram being starting 6 years ago. BFTP pairs trainees with experienced farmers for hands-on training and provides classes, workshops, and field days. Many of the past attendees are now active farmers. MORE INFO >>
› Growth Tiers
As mandated by the State, Baltimore County has designated Growth Tiers which will limit future septic systems. Most of the northern county is designated Tier IV, which should prevent any further major subdivisions. However, there is still the possibility of thousands of new houses and a number of planned development have been "grandfathered", so the need for land preservation remains as strong as ever. Maps of the Tiers can be found at MyNeighborhood.
› Successful Transitions: From Apprentice to Farmer
NCP funded a follow-up study to examine the results of various farmer training programs, including the Beginning Farmer Trainee Program which NCP was instumental in starting 4 years ago. The results of this study will help guide future changes and improvements to the program. Report >>Appendices >>
Since its founding, NCP has dealt with many issues of importance to the preservation of the north county. We will archive an overview of each here so you can read about our past efforts. MORE INFO >>
› Agricultural Study Updates
North County Preservation announced the availability of its report: Rural Baltimore County Agricultural Profitability Study and Action Plan. If you are interested in getting involved, please email Cathy Tipper or call 410 218-3620. Visit our Ag Studies page for details. MORE INFO >>
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North County Preservation, Inc.
P.O. Box 537 ● Monkton, MD 21111
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