The BCC's property is a unique complex of habitats that includes two ponds and several seasonal streams, and woodlands in which more than a dozen rare and endangered plant species have been identified. It provides food and cover for upland wildlife native to Maryland forests including black bear, white-tail deer, red fox, raccoon, rabbits, and a myriad of reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds. It is contiguous to the 2000+ acre McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, which in turn adjoins Seneca State Park, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and the Potomac River, providing a corridor for wildlife movement over a large area.
The original Chapter House was destroyed by fire in 1988. The new Chapter House, shown below, was rebuilt to look like the original building and was dedicated in 1990. The new building was built on the site of the original Chapter House.
Celebrating over 50 years at the Poolesville Farm.
Learn more about our fishing ponds, garden plots and nature trails.
We invite BCC-IWLA members and escorted guests to come out and enjoy our Chaper Ranges covering 50 plus acres within our beautiful 500 plus acre conservation farm.
The BCC-IWLA Conservation Farm covers over 623 acres with one area developed for primitive tent camping. The primitive camping area is forested with a thick tree-top canopy and substantial ground cover allowing privacy for three campsites
In 1750, a son of a Scottish Laird came to Maryland and purchased over 1000 acres in Montgomery County. He named the land "Crossbasket" after his family’s estate in Scotland. Part of that land, after passing to his first son, was then sold to Robert Dick in 1825 and the construction of a log cabin soon commenced.