DNR launches mobile app featuring recreation opportunities and news updates
Enjoying Maryland’s great outdoors has never been easier with the Department of Natural Resource’s new mobile app! The AccessDNR app provides the State’s hunters, anglers, boaters, park-goers ─ anyone seeking outside adventure ─ all of the latest in nature-related recreation, information and news right at their fingertips.
Each winter, aerial survey teams of pilots and biologists from The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources make visual estimates of ducks, swans and geese along Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay shoreline and Atlantic coast. This year the teams witnessed more than 905,000 waterfowl, 22 percent higher than those observed in January 2013 (739,600). Read more
Calling all photographers! The Department of Natural Resources has a Maryland Fishing Guide cover in need of an exciting snapshot!
The shot that best showcases Maryland sport fishing will be featured on the cover of the 2015 Maryland Fishing Guide. The winner will also receive a one-year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine along with a 2015 State Park Passport, which will provide unlimited day-use entry for everyone in the car and unlimited boat launching at all State Park facilities for the entire year. Read more
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources received laboratory confirmation on February 28 that a second white-tailed deer harvested in Maryland tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). The adult female deer was harvested in Allegany County in December 2013 during firearm season. Read more
Recreation areas in Prince George’s and Washington 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. Read more
Comment deadline March 31
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is currently seeking public comment on the proposed 2015 fiscal year work plan for Potomac-Garrett, Green Ridge, Savage River, Chesapeake, and Pocomoke State Forests. Read more
Comments accepted via series of surveys through March 14
Governor Martin O’Malley is calling on stakeholders, elected officials and citizens to provide input on how the Federal government can best assist Maryland in planning for and responding to climate change, through a series of quick and easy online surveys by topic. Governor O’Malley is currently serving as a member of President Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, charged with advising the President as to how federal agencies can best help states and communities understand, prepare for, and reduce the impacts of climate change. Read more