Critical Area Management Program

The State of Maryland Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Law establishes the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Commission (CAC) and requires that the City of Baltimore and other jurisdictions prepare and adopt a Critical Area Management Program (CAMP) to: (1) Improve the water quality of the Bay by controlling pollution from stormwater runoff and; (2) To conserve and protect wildlife habitat along the shoreline of the Bay. 

Below you can find the latest draft of the CAMP Manual and Map (2020 Edition), and the complete list of public comments received. The changes made to the Manual and Map were due to public comments received during the public comment period (March 9, 2020 to May 8, 2020) or were requested by the Critical Area Commission (Maryland Department of Natural Resources). The changes are marked with Track Changes.

CAMP Manual (2020 Draft)

CAMP Map (2020)

Camp Manual & Map: Public Comments and Responses


Critical Area Manual (2002)

Executive Summary

Native Plant List


Critical Area Map Sheets (working on update...please check back later)

Use the map below to view the map sheet for each grid.