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Damascus and Vicinity Environmental Resources Inventory

July 2003

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Details of Publication
Introduction
Chapter 1: Existing Environmental Conditions
Chapter 2: Regulatory and Policy Framework for Environmental Planning in Damascus and Vicinity
References
Appendix
List of Figures

Details of Publication

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Introduction and Executive Summary

  • Description of the Damascus Study Area
  • Summary of Environment Resources
  • Environment Policy Framework 

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Chapter 1: Existing Environmental Conditions

Biotic Characteristics

  • Forest Resources
    • Forest Description
    • Important Forest Areas
  • Wetlands
    • Study Area Wetlands on Public Land
    • Vernal Pools
  • Parkland and Agriculture
    • Habitats of Rare, Threatened, and endangered species and Areas Likely to Contain Unusual Biological Communities
  • Wildlife
    • Forest Interior and Riparian Habitats
    • Grassland and Edge Habitat
    • Other Species that Adversely Impact Humans
  • Fish
  • Sensitive Areas

Abiotic Characteristics

Geology and Soils
Topography and Slopes
Groundwater
100-Year Floodplain
Air Quality
Noise
Water Supply and Sewerage Systems

  • Water Service
  • Sewer Service

Tributary Watersheds of Damascus and Vicinity

  • Little Bennett Creek
    • Watershed Character
    • Stream Conditions
    • Watershed Management
  • Bennett Creek
    • Watershed Character
    • Stream Conditions
    • Watershed Management
  • Patuxent River
    • Watershed Character
      • Triadelphia Reservoir
    • Stream Conditions
    • Watershed Management
    • Patuxent Primary Management Area
    • Interagency Watershed Management Activities
  • Great Seneca Creek
    • Watershed Character
    • Stream Conditions
    • Watershed Management

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Chapter 2: Regulatory and Policy Framework for Environmental Planning in Damascus and Vicinity

Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Biota

Forests

  • Forest Conservation

Forest Protection Strategy
Sensitive Areas Protection and Biodiversity
Wetland Laws and Regulations

  • Federal
  • State and Regional
  • Local

Legacy Open Space
Green Infrastructure
Maryland GreenPrint Program

Laws and Regulations Pertaining to Abiota

Water

  • Stream Water Quality Management
    • Tributary Strategies
    • Total Maximum Daily Loads
    • Clean Water Action Plan
    • Watershed Protection and Restoration
    • Watershed Restoration Action Plan
    • Antidegradation of Surface Waters
    • Patuxent Primary Management Area
    • Floodplain Management Groundwater

Stormwater Management
Water Supply and Sewerage
Solid Waste
State Smart Growth Initiatives
Air Quality Policies and Regulations
Noise Regulation

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References

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Appendix

Existing Parkland Ownership
Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Countywide Stream Protection Strategy
Existing Subwatershed Imperviousness
Fish Species of the Damascus Watershed

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List of Figures

  1. Vicinity Map
  2. Watersheds
  3. Forest
  4. Wetlands
  5. Agriculture and Parks
  6. Biodiversity Areas in Parkland
  7. Sensitive Areas
  8. Soils With Septic Limitations
  9. Slope
  10. Floodplain
  11. Noise
  12. Water Service Area
  13. Sewer Service Area
  14. Water Quality
  15. Patuxent Management Area
  16. Green Infrastructure
  17. Smart Growth
  18. Imperviousness

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