Easement Applications Up In QAC

Queen Anne’s County has 75 property owners who want to apply to the state program that buys agricultural preservation easements. The state limits easement applications to 16 per year. County officials say it is a good sign that farmers and other property owners are concerned about conservation. The state buys land from property owners who in return agree not to develop the land they sold. The state also agrees it will not develop the property.