The Danner Farm consists of 148.32 acres. The property is primarily open farmland with areas of forest growth. Currently zoned to be divided into 29 lots, the gift of easement will curtail development to a maximum of 3 lots.
This property falls within the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area through legislation signed by President Bush in 2008. The JTHG NHA recognizes the unparalleled cultural, historic and scenic resources within the entire JTHG corridor,encompassing all or part of 15 counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.
The farm consists of gently rolling farmland with adjacent woodland areas. The fields, croplands and tree-lines provide a natural habitat and food sources for a wide variety of wildlife, including diverse bird species.
The watershed is also preserved through the conservation easement by protecting the surface water flows and drainage on the property from degradation by erosion and animal waste pollution. The property contains an unnamed stream which feeds into Catoctin Creek and ultimately into the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. Danner Farm lies within the Catoctin Creek watershed.
Danner Farm has been in continuous agricultural use raising corn and soybeans. It consists of over 93 acres of prime agricultural soils. It also contains two wooded areas with about 30 acres and 18 acres respectively with a variety of trees.