Forest Conservation

Wicomico County provides special regulatory protection for the forest lands and timber resources located within Wicomico County. Development standards and requirements established are intended to foster more sensitive development activity for forested areas and to minimize the adverse impacts of development activities on water quality. 

Unless exempted, any person making application for a building permit, subdivision plat, stormwater management plan, project plan and grading or sediment control permits on parcels of land 40,000 square feet or greater shall file a forest conservation plan with the Department. 

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