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Revised Chesapeake Lands Hunting Lease Plan Open for Comment

Public Meeting Scheduled in Salisbury Sept. 24

Aerial photo of Chesapeake Forest LandsThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources has developed a new, revised proposal for administering hunting leases on Chesapeake Forest Lands. A copy of the new revised proposal and place for comment is available on the department’s website.

Additionally the department is hosting a public meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 24, in Salisbury at Wor-Wic Community College, Guerrieri Hall, Room 101. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and accept written comments. 

The revised proposal replaces the previous draft, for which public comment closed on Aug. 19. After reviewing the nearly 350 comments that were received, the department is proposing this revised plan for review. The public comment period on the revised proposal will be open for 30 days, ending Oct. 17.  

The Chesapeake Forest Lands comprise more than 73,000 acres in Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.