Who we are
MAGIC Alliance is a non-profit Maryland-based conservation organization. Since we
were founded in 1998 we have focused on:
- Promoting the development of a system of interconnected parks and other protected
conservation land – as habitat for wildlife and plants.
- Providing wide wildlife corridors between fragmented tracts of protected land –
to encourage propagation of wildlife and plants.
- Protecting watersheds from erosion and pollutants – to insure clean water is available
for animal and human consumption.
- Providing wildlife passages under or over roads where they cross wildlife corridors
– to enable animals or trail users to cross roads safely.
- Serving as a clearinghouse and coordinating office on conservation policy matters,
on scientific and technical data relating to conservation, and on meetings and actions
concerned with conservation and protection of all species.
- Working with our members and like-minded government and private agencies – to further
our defined goals.
Reconnecting and re-wilding of Maryland will take many years of effort and enormous
sums of money. Much of the land is divided into thousands of small, private holdings
which must be acquired, as available, and connected into large bio-preserves. This
is the only way to insure plants and animals will have sufficient habitat to disperse
their genes and continue as viable species. Biological "hot spots" exist around
streams and wetlands. It is extremely important to preserve riparian forests and
wetlands which serve as eco-ducts to upland forests. Preserving riparian forests
also insures that streams will continue to flow and water, which is so important
to all species, will remain pure.
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MAGIC Alliance welcomes you to share your interest, enthusiasm, and any expertise
you have in forest or environmental issues. If you’d enjoy walking through woods
to survey the land, meeting with officials on legislative and policy matters, helping
inform the general public of our mission, and working to protect our forests, please
While MAGIC Alliance depends mainly on unpaid volunteers to analyze the issues we
advocate about and prepare our position papers, we also hire consultants and other
experts to assist with various projects. In addition, we require funding for mapping
software, conference fees, transportation, and routine administrative expenses.
Tax-exempt contributions from people like you help make our work possible. We appreciate
your interest, ideas, and continued financial support. And be sure to tell a friend
about MAGIC Alliance's work!
MAGIC Alliance’s mission is to connect and expand the greenway system in Maryland
and adjacent states to provide sufficient habitat and usable corridors for wildlife
and plant propagation. We aim to protect and restore ecological richness and biodiversity
and hope that expanded greenways will allow endangered species to recover and destroyed
species to be reintroduced. Read more.