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Charles County Wildland Candidate Areas

Charles County Proposed Wildlands Map Zekiah SwampMattawoman Expansion Zekiah Swamp Chapmans Forest Chapmans Forest Mattawoman Expansion

County

Land Unit

WHS Name

Wildland Name

Acres

Proposed Status

Description

Charles

Mattawoman NEA

Mattawoman

Mattawoman
Wildland

1,400

Expansion

a large wetland complex containing diverse communities; habitat for a number of rare plants, including the American lotus and the Pale green orchid; supports a large colony of nesting Great Blue herons

Charles

Chapman State Park

Chapman's Forest

 

656

New

a combination of mature forest, non-tidal wetlands & shoreline; habitat for more than 20 rare species, including the Glade fern, Hitchcock's sedge & the Single-headed pussytoes; a FIDS breeding area

Charles

Zekiah Swamp NEA

Zekiah Swamp
Allens Fresh

 

422

New

a high-quality wetland complex containing brackish tidal marsh, fresh tidal marsh, mudflats & forested tidal & non-tidal wetlands; habitat for several rare plants, including Long's bittercress & the Deciduous holly; recognized as an important Bird Area by the National Audubon society