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2005 Harford County
Land Preservation, Parks, and Recreation Plan

Table of Contents
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
 
INTRODUCTION
 Purposes of the Plan
 Local Agency Preparation of the Plan
 Relationship to the Comprehensive Planning Process
 Definitions Used in the Plan
 Public Participation
 
FRAMEWORK
 Physical Characteristics
  Water Features
  Woodlands and Steep Slopes
  Prime Agricultural Soils
  Unique Natural Areas and Critical Areas
  Development—Preservation Pattern
  Recreation Councils
 Demographic Characteristics
  Population
  Age
  Gender
  Housing
  Income
 Planning Framework
 Department Accomplishments
 
RECREATION, PARKS, AND OPEN SPACE
 Goals and Support
  Support of State Goals
  Funding Sources
 Needs Analysis
  Land
  Facilities
         Diamonds
         Fields
         Basketball Courts
        Tennis Courts
        Golf Courses
        Swimming Pools
        Playgrounds
        Boating and Public Access to Water in Harford County
        Trails
  Greenways – The Link Between Recreation and Land Preservation
  Issues Regarding Supply and Demand
   Recreation Programs
  Role of Private Facilities
  Public Participation
 
AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION
 Introduction
 Background and Goals
 Current Implementation Program
  Preservation Areas
  Easement Acquisition Mechanisms
  Harford County Agricultural Land Preservation Program
  Maryland Agricultural Land Preservation Foundation
  Maryland Rural Legacy Program
  Maryland Environmental Trust
  Funding for Easement Acquisition
  Land Use Management Authority
  Farming Assistance Programs
 Implementation Program Evaluation
  Preservation Strategy
  Funding
  Land Use Management Tools
  Program Performance
  Effects of Potential Development on Land Markets
  Farming Assistance
  Summary
 
NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION
 Introduction
 Background and Goals
 Current Implementation Program
  Comprehensive Planning Context
  Targeted Conservation Areas
  Easement Acquisition
  Land Use Management Authority
 Implementation Program Evaluation
  Partnerships – The Critical Element of Resource Conservation
  Aberdeen Proving Ground
  Other Resource Conservation Program Elements
  Program Effectiveness
  Potential Improvements
 
LAND PRESERVATION, PARKS, AND RECREATION PLAN
 Plan Organization
 Policy/Program Recommendations
  Parks and Recreation
  Agricultural Preservation
  Natural Resource Conservation
 Capital Recommendations and County Priorities
 
APPENDIX—HARFORD COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION FACILITIES
 
Maps
2.1Water Features
2.2Woodlands & Steep Slopes
2.3Prime Agricultural Soils
2.4Unique Natural Areas & Critical Areas
2.5Development Pattern
2.6 Recreation Council Areas
3.1Existing Recreation Sites
4.1Currently Preserved Lands by Program
4.2Residential Development & Agricultural Zoning
5.1Green Infrastructure
6.1Land Preservation Plan
6.2 Parks and Recreation Plan
 
Tables
2.1 Urban and Rural Population, 1990–2000, Harford County and Maryland
2.2 Harford County Preserved Land, January 2005
2.3 Recreation Council Activities, FY 2004
2.4 Population, Harford County, 1990–2005
2.5 Projected Population, Harford County, 2005–2020
2.6 Population Growth, Baltimore Metropolitan Counties, 1990–2004
2.7 Population by Age, Harford County, 2000–2004
2.8 Median Age, Harford County, 2000–2004
2.9 Gender, 1990–2000, Harford County and Maryland
2.10 Housing Units, 1990–2005
2.11 Median Household Income, 1999
3.1 Recreation and Parks Budget, FY 2002–2005
3.2 Recreation Sites Map Key
3.3 Recreation Land Classification and Need, 2005
3.4 Recreation Land Need, 2005–2020
3.5 Recreation Facility Supply, 2005
3.6 Recreation Facility Demand, 2005–2020
3.7 Recreation Facility Needs, 2005
3.8 Recreation Facility Needs, 2010
3.9 Recreation Facility Needs, 2015
3.10 Recreation Facility Needs, 2020
3.11 Recreation Activity, 2003–2004
4.1 Preserved Land by Program, 1982–2004
6.1 Proposed Capital Improvements, 2006–2020(html format)
6.1 Proposed Capital Improvements, 2006–2020(pdf format)
 
Figures
4.1 Total and Preserved Farmland in Harford County
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