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Montgomery County Forest Mitigation Bank Program

many young trees planted a field. post in forground with a sign indicating it's a forest conservation area

Development projects subject to the Montgomery County Forest Conservation Law must plant or protect forest on site whenever possible. When this is not possible, or when afforestation is required, forest mitigation banks provide the opportunity to meet requirements in an off-site location within the County. Montgomery Planning administers this program by approving applications for new forest mitigation banks and transactions for the purchase of credits from approved forest mitigation banks.

Thirty-one public forest mitigation banks protecting or planting 1,116 acres of forest have been created as part of this program. Since the program started in 1995, an average of 38.2 acres per year have been purchased to meet requirements of the Montgomery County Forest Conservation Law.

Montgomery County Forest Mitigation Banks

Use the search bar in the top right corner of the map below to search an address, forest mitigation bank name, or plan number. Click on any forest mitigation bank to see a pop-up with more information, including a list of projects that have purchased credits.

To find the Certificate of Compliance for a project, go to DAIC, enter the plan number and select “Click here to view Plans & Reports.” Then select the file named “Certificate of Compliance” or “CoC.”