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Olney & Vicinity Environmental Resources Inventory

April 2002

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Details of Publication
Introduction & Executive Summary
Existing Environmental Conditions
Regulatory & Policy Framework for Environmental Planning in Olney & Vicinity
References
Appendix
List of Tables
List of Figures

Details of Publication (pdf, 591KB)

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Introduction and Executive Summary (pdf, 910KB)
Description of the Olney Study Area
Summary of Environmental Resources
Environmental Policy Framework

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Existing Environmental Conditions (pdf, 8.01MB)
Parks and Agriculture
Geology and Soils
Topography and Slopes
Groundwater
General Characteristics of Vegetation and Natural Resources

  • Forest Resources
  • Wetlands
  • Habitats of Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species and Areas of Communities
  • Wildlife
  • Fish
  • Sensitive Areas

Air Quality
Noise
Solid Waste/Landfills
Water Supply and Sewerage Systems
Tributary Watersheds of Olney and Vicinity

  • North Branch Rock Creek
    • Watershed Character
    • Stream Water Quality
    • Watershed Management
  • Northwest Branch
    • Watershed Character
    • Stream Water Quality
    • Watershed Management
  • Hawlings River
    • Watershed Character
    • Stream Water Quality
    • Watershed Management
  • Patuxent River
    • Watershed Character
    • Stream Water Quality
    • Watershed Management

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Regulatory and Policy Framework for Environmental Planning in Olney and Vicinity (pdf, 2.69MB)
Stream Water Quality Management
Tributary Strategies
Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
Clean Water Action Plan
Watershed Protection and Restoration
Watershed Restoration Action Plan
The Patuxent Primary Management Area (PMA)
Stormwater Management
Floodplain Management
Solid Waste
State Smart Growth Initiatives
Sensitive Areas Protection and Biodiversity
Legacy Open Space
Forest Conservation
Wetland Laws and Regulations
Air Quality Policies and Regulations
Noise Regulation
Water Supply and Sewerage
Groundwater

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References (pdf, 283KB)

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Appendix (pdf, 2.82MB)
Existing Parkland Ownership
Environmentally Sensitive Areas
County-wide Stream Protection Strategy

  • Data Collection
  • Management Categories
  • Watershed Preservation Areas
  • Watershed Protection Areas
  • Watershed Restoration Areas
  • Urban Watershed Management Areas
  • Agricultural Watershed Management Areas

Existing Subwatershed Imperviousness
Fish Species of the Study Area
Forest Inventory

  • Criteria for Classification
  • Methodology

Wetlands

  • Functional Assessment of Wetlands in the Olney Policy Area
  • Description of Individual Wetland Assessment
    • Groups (WAGs) in the Olney Policy Area

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List of Tables

  1. Study Area Existing Parkland and Agriculture Distribution
  2. Study Area Slopes
  3. Study Area Forest by Type
  4. Study Area Forest by Location and Significance
  5. Study Area Wetlands by Type
  6. Study Area Wetlands on Public Land
  7. Policy Area Wetlands by Type
  8. Study Area Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Plants
  9. Study Area Sensitive Area by Watershed
  10. Chronology of Environmental Policy and Regulatory Actions
  11. Floodplain and Stormwater Management Responsibilities

A-1 Study Area Existing Parkland Ownership
A-2 Fish Species of the Olney Study Area
A-3 Park Wildlife Inventory - Rachel Carson Conservation Park
A-4 Forest Interior Dwelling Bird Species
A-5 Policy Area Wetland Functional Values - Northwest Branch Watershed
A-6 Policy Area Wetland Functional Values - North Branch of Rock Creek Watershed
A-7 Policy Area Wetland Functional Values - Hawlings River Watershed
A-8 Policy Area Wetland Assessment Group Rankings

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List of Figures

  1. Vicinity Map
  2. Watersheds Map
  3. Parkland and Agriculture
  4. Geology
  5. Soils with Severe Limitations to Septic Systems
  6. Slope
  7. Study Area Forest by Type
  8. Significant Forest Areas
  9. Study Area Wetlands
  10. Policy Area Wetlands by Type
  11. Biodiversity Areas in Parkland
  12. Sensitive Areas
  13. Floodplain and Dam Brach Danger Reach Areas
  14. Traffic Noise Impact Areas
  15. Water Service Areas
  16. Sewer Service Area
  17. Countywide Stream Protection Strategy - Subwatershed and Imperviousness
  18. Upper Rock Creek - North Branch Rapid Stream Assessment
  19. Countywide Stream Protection Strategy - Subwatershed Condition
  20. Countywide Stream Protection Strategy - Management Categories
  21. Upper Rock Creek - North Branch Stream and Stormwater Management
  22. Patuxent River Primary Management Area
  23. Location of Rocky Gorge and Tridelphia Reservoirs Watersheds
  24. Hawlings River Erosion and Inadequate Buffer Areas
  25. Environmental Policy Sources To Guide Master Planning
  26. Smart Growth - Priority Funding Areas
  27. Policy Area Wetland Assessment Groups (WAGs) and Overall Functional Value

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