Responsibilities & Methods
Bee pollinating a Cherry Blossom Tree.


The Environmental Planning Section evaluates the impacts of land use plans and development proposals on woodlands, wildlife habitats, green infrastructure, streams, floodplains, wetlands, unsafe soils, noise, and rare, threatened, and endangered species habitats. Staff also identify appropriate measures to mitigate the proposed impacts. The Resource Conservation Plan: A Countywide Functional Master Plan (RCP) is one of the section’s recently completed plans.


Geographic information systems, computer modeling, and other innovative environmental methodologies collect and analyze the data to respond systematically to environmental issues. Comprehensive evaluations on a watershed basis are emphasized. The section prepares environmental impact reports for sand and gravel mining applications and coordinates the Planning Department’s responsibilities related to woodland conservation and the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area. The section represents Prince George’s County on the Patuxent River Commission, a tributary strategy team to restore Chesapeake Bay.

Application Types & Submission Procedures
Aquasco Vineyard, Maryland

When submitting an application, please follow the correct application procedures per application type (detailed below) to prevent delays in the review process timeline.

Currently, all environmental applications are submitted electronically via email to PPD-EnvPlanning@ppd.mncppc.org.

Types of Environmental Applications

Submission Procedures, Fees, and Maps

Contact Us

Environmental Planning Section

Thomas Burke

Planning Supervisor, Environmental Section