The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) protects over 3,000 acres of wetlands, forest and farmland in rapidly developing Calvert County, Maryland.
The crown jewel of our land trust is Parkers Creek (shown below)—the Calvert Cliffs and sandy shoreline in the vicinity of the mouth of Parkers Creek look much the same today as they did 400 years ago when Captain John Smith explored the Chesapeake Bay. A visitor today can still paddle a canoe over a mile and a half through unspoiled salt marshes and wooded freshwater wetlands and see little sign of human activity.
Photo courtesy of Alan Eckert Photography
The land trust also protects land in the smaller nearby Governors Run Watershed which contains mature hardwood forest and plants species more commonly found in the mountains and Piedmont than on the Coastal Plain.
Read more about our land preservation and land management programs; learn more about the plants, wildlife and historic sites that we protect in the natural resources and cultural resources sections of our website.
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