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Maryland State Online Tree Nursery Now Accepting Orders

The Department of Natural Resources is now accepting tree seedling orders through the John S. Ayton State Forest Tree Nursery for large scale plantings on private lands in Maryland and Delaware. There are more than 50 tree species ─ many new to the nursery this year ─ available to meet a variety of aesthetic and environmental needs. Read more

Firearm Deer Season to Open November 29; New Sunday Hunting Opportunities

The two-week firearm deer season opens November 29 and runs through December 13, 2014. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest white-tailed and sika deer during this season. Read more

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25
Nov

DNR Names Ducks Unlimited Member Conservationist of the Year

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L to R: Larry Hindman, Jerry Harris, Jeff Plummer, and Paul Peditto

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Advisory Commission named Jerry Harris of Dorchester County the 2013 Conservationist of the Year. Harris is a long-time member and volunteer for Ducks Unlimited, including serving on the group’s President’s Council-Development and Conservation Program Committee. Harris was recognized for his significant contributions to waterfowl conservation and initiating a series of on-site best management practice workshops for local landowners, state and private waterfowl managers. Read more »

25
Nov

DNR Seeks Disability Advisory Council Members

DNR Disability Advisory Council

DNR Disability Advisory Council

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is recruiting seven volunteers experienced in enhancing access and opportunities for people with disabilities to join its Disability Advisory Council. Participants should be knowledgeable in recreational public access, building design, and employing people with disabilities. Read more »

20
Nov

DNR Donates Items from Old House to Habitat for Humanity

DNR and Habitat staff loading up donations

DNR Forest Service staff donated items salvaged from a house being removed from Pocomoke State Forest to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. Proceeds from the 20 windows, nine doors, kitchen cabinets, electrical fixtures and a furnace will help create housing for those in need.   Read more »

18
Nov

DNR Seeks Black Bear and Migratory Game Bird Stamp Designs

LAst year’s winner: Cold Front by Stephen Perrine of Sykesville

Wildlife and waterfowl artists are invited to submit their original artwork for the 19th annual Black Bear Conservation and 41st annual Migratory Game Bird stamp design contests now through April 17. The Department of Natural Resources will judge the entries on April 26, 2015 in conjunction with the annual Ward Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center in Ocean City. Read more »

18
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoThe Maryland Natural Resources Police charged two men with illegal oystering in Queen Anne’s County and two men with illegal hunting in St. Mary’s County.  Read more »

17
Nov

DNR Seeks Caretaker for Historic Gardner Farm

The Gardner Farm, located within Susquehanna State Park

The Gardner Farm, located within Susquehanna State Park

Open House November 22

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites citizens interested in becoming curators of the historic Gardner Farm in Harford County to stop by the open house, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., November 22. The property is available for restoration under the DNR’s Resident-Curatorship Program, which matches up historic properties with people interested in restoring, maintaining and periodically sharing them with the public in return for the right to lifetime tenancy. Read more »

14
Nov

NRP Charges Watermen, Hunters with Natural Resources Violations

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek, Talbot County.

NRP patrol boat inspects oyster boats in Broad Creek

Maryland Natural Resources Police officers this week charged four men with illegal oyster harvesting in two separate incidents on the Eastern Shore, and three men with hunting violations in two separate incidents in Garret County. Read more »

13
Nov

Migratory Canada Goose Season to Open

Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population (AP) Canada goose hunting season runs from November 22 through November 28, and again from December 16 through February 4, 2015.

The daily bag limit is two geese per day in the AP Canada goose hunt zone. The possession limit for all migratory game birds is now three times the daily bag limit. For more information on waterfowl seasons, regulations and license requirements, visit Waterfowl in Maryland. Read more »

12
Nov

Frederick, Garrett, Kent and St. Mary’s Counties Receive Funding for Park Upgrades

Frederick, Garrett, Kent and St. Mary’s counties will receive funding for recreational enhancements through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more »

7
Nov

NRP Blotter

Natural Resources Police LogoMaryland Natural Police officers this week charged a total of six people with natural resources offenses on land and water. Read more »