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Aboveboard: Winter 2019

A new year is the ideal time to reflect on the past, take a look around the present and plan for the future. During the winter we can take our cue from nature, as the fresh, brisk air both invigorates us and slows down the pace of life so we can take this pause to  Read the Rest…




Quail Find Safe Harbor on the Eastern Shore: Partnership restores habitat for northern bobwhite

The Sassafras Natural Resource Management Area in Kent County has a brand new home for northern bobwhite thanks to a partnership between the Washington College Center for Environment and Society and the Maryland Park Service. Through the college’s Natural Lands Project, this past year 83 acres of row crops at the management area were converted  Read the Rest…


From the Field: Captain Eddie Somers

When Eddie Somers was about seven years old, he saw a large boat approaching his native Smith Island. It was the U.S. Coast Guard buoy tender Barberry, there to remove a navigational beacon. “Boy, that thing looked big to me then,” Somers says. He spent his life surrounded by watercraft and knew he’d work the  Read the Rest…



Natural History: Centuries of Maryland conservation laws in one document

In 1967, a retired Maryland fisheries manager felt compelled to tell the full history of fishing regulation in the Old Line State. Albert Powell wrote a 369-page report with the weighty title and subtitle, “Historical information of Maryland Commission of Fisheries, with some notes on game: Based on Annual Reports, legislative enactments and personal observations;  Read the Rest…



Aboveboard: Fall 2018

Fall is a great time to enjoy our state’s spectacular and diverse terrain and gain a better understanding of the role it plays in our culture, heritage and living history. Opportunities abound to immerse yourself in the scenic splendor, storied past and bright and prosperous future. In this edition of the Maryland Natural Resource magazine,  Read the Rest…



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AccessDNR January 2019

The January 2019 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.

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