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Posts from the ‘Trees & Forests’ Category

3
Dec

DNR Still Accepting Public Input on Designation of New Wildlands

The Youghiogheny River Scenic Corridor is a candidate for Wildland designation in Garrett County

The Youghiogheny River Scenic Corridor is a candidate for Wildland designation in Garrett County

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is still accepting public input on the proposed creation of 10 new Wildlands and the expansion of 17 existing Wildlands (click here for the map) by email and postal mail through December 9. Wildlands are State-owned natural areas preserved for their wilderness character or sensitive natural resources. Read more »

26
Nov

Elk Neck State Forest to Open Arboretum Area to Hunting

youth huntingThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will be opening properties in Elk Neck State Forest to hunting starting November 30, 2013. Acquired by DNR in 2011 from the Martinuk family, the land is located at the 2400 block of Old Elk Neck Road in Elkton. Read more »

26
Nov

DNR Names Wildlife Employee of the Year

Peter Stango (Center) with Wildlife & Heritage's  Kerrie Kyde and Jonathan McKnight

Peter Stango (Center) with Wildlife & Heritage’s Kerrie Kyde and Jonathan McKnight

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Wildlife Advisory Commission named Peter Stango its 2012 Wildlife Employee of the Year at an award ceremony on November 20 in Annapolis. As the Assistant State Community Ecologist, Stango dedicates his time and energy to protecting Maryland’s natural heritage and is a true team player, always helping his fellow colleagues. Read more »

20
Nov

Rural Legacy Program Preserves Land in Carroll, St. Mary’s, Wicomico and Worcester Counties

Landscape of Trees. Photo By Avi Bender

Photo By Avi Bender

The State has added 1,088 acres to its permanently protected rural landscape and eliminated 124 developmental rights in four counties. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works today approved funding to preserve the land located in Carroll, St. Mary’s, Wicomico and Worcester counties. Read more »

5
Nov

DNR Welcomes Public Input for Proposed Regulations on Wildlife Management Areas

Old Bohemia WMA

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is currently seeking public input on proposed regulations that govern the use of Maryland’s Wildlife Management Areas (WMA). Many of these proposals are administrative in nature, such as updating acreage and outdated regulations, and adding newly acquired properties.  Read more »

23
Oct

DNR to Evaluate Proposed ORV Trails, Seeks Registered Riders

Dirt bike on the trailsThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources will be holding four off-road vehicle (ORV) trail evaluation rides on the proposed St. John’s Rock-Red Dog Road area of Savage River State Forest. The rides will take place November 3 and 17, and December 15 and 29, with each limited to the first 15 registered ORV applicants. Read more »

22
Oct

Maryland Seeks Proposals for Local Bay Restoration Projects

Pavement removed at Rockfish Restaurant in Annapolis for new stormwater management system

Pavement removed at Rockfish Restaurant in Annapolis for new stormwater management system

At least $10 million targeted for urban restoration projects

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking proposals from local governments and non-governmental organizations that will help reduce stormwater runoff in areas heavily impacted by prior development. The State will award at least $10 million for urban restoration efforts that will have the greatest impact in reducing sediment and nutrient pollution. Read more »

22
Oct

MET Protects Kent County Farm along the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway

Photo of the Easement The Maryland Environmental Trust (MET) and the Eastern Shore Land Conservancy have permanently protected 160 acres of farmland along the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway from development through a conservation easement. MET works with local land trusts and property owners to safeguard the beautiful, priority lands that surround Maryland’s network of scenic byways. Read more »

17
Oct

State’s Online Tree Nursery Now Accepting Orders

Who: Private Landowners in Maryland and Delaware
When: Now through April 2014
Where: Online at dnr.md.gov/forests/nursery
Contact: 1-800-873-3763 or seedlingsales@dnr.state.md.us

 

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

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16
Oct

Recreational Projects in Carroll, Frederick, Kent and Harford Counties to See Enhancements

PlayRecreational Projects in Carroll, Frederick, Kent and Harford counties will soon receive funding for upgrades through Program Open Space. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved the projects at today’s meeting in Annapolis.

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