Waterfowl Restoration Program
The program (est. 1981) offers landowners income tax benefits and technical assistance in exchange for entering into ten year license agreements that create, develop, rehabilitate and/or preserve waterfowl habitat.

MD. CODE ANN. § 10-308.1(E)(3).

The Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Division offers the program to those who enroll a minimum of 10 contiguous acres of habitat that will provide food and/or cover for ducks. Normal agricultural practices are permitted within the project area. An approved Waterfowl Habitat Management Plan must be carried out by the landowner.  Participants receive a state tax credit for a contribution to the state of Maryland.

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National Program