Places We Protect

Use this map and the lists below to explore the preserves and places we protect in Maryland/DC.

Start Exploring Maryland and DC!

We work with partners, landowners, and people like you to protect Maryland and DC’s land, water and wildlife.  Use the resources on this page to help plan your exploration of the places you are helping us protect.  Want to visit a Nature Conservancy preserve, but don’t know where to start?  Download an audio tour!  These recorded chronicles will take you on narrated journeys along trails in 13 different preserves.  It's like having a naturalist in your pocket!

Looking for a getaway that’s an easy drive from DC? Download our map of preserves within a 2.5-hour drive. 

Before visiting a Conservancy preserve, please take a moment to read our visitation guidelines. And while enjoying Maryland's great outdoors during hunting season, remain mindful of hunters and wear orange for your safety. For more information, visit the Department of Natural Resources web site.

Preserves You Can Visit

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp
Choptank Wetlands
Cranesville Swamp
Finzel Swamp
Frank M. Ewing/Robinson Neck
Hellen Creek Hemlock Preserve
Nassawango Creek
Otwell Woodlands
Potomac Gorge/Bear Island
Selinger Marsh
Sideling Hill Creek
Third Haven Woods

Partner Sites You Can Visit

Explore these natural areas that TNC played a role in protecting

Black Marsh Natural Area
Oxbow Nature Preserve
Sugarloaf Mountain

Other Places We Protect

Crabtree Cave
Crescent Preserve
Dorchester Pond
Fort Hill
The Glades
John Friend Cave
Little Catoctin Highland Glade
Oldtown Shale Barren
Pilot Serpentine Barren
Ranck Woods
Wetipquin Pond
Wolf Swamp

Our Priority Natural Systems

Allegany Forests
Central Appalachians
Chesapeake Bay
Mid-Atlantic Seascape
Nanjemoy Creek
Nanticoke River

Exploration Resources

Preserve Audio Tours
It's like having a naturalist in your pocket
Protecting Maryland's Water
Ensuring quality drinking water for the region
Conservancy Projects on Public Lands
Preserving public spaces for people and nature
Guide to Natural Areas
Explore MD's unique landscapes and special places
Outdoor Activities in Maryland
Create your own outdoor adventure!
National Parks in Washington, D.C.
23 national parks await in the nation's capital

We’re Accountable

The Nature Conservancy makes careful use of your support.

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