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Investigating Stream Health with the Maryland Biological Stream Survey

Department of Natural Resources scientists look for several different indicators to evaluate the overall health of Maryland streams–here’s how they do it How can the Maryland Department of Natural Resources tell whether a stream is healthy or degraded? State scientists start by looking for critters. Every year scientists from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources  Read the Rest…

Flow of Information: Surveying the Health of Maryland Streams

Maryland has more than 10,000 miles of freshwater streams—an extensive system of waterways flowing downstream where (depending on their geography) they ultimately contribute freshwater to the Chesapeake Bay, the Atlantic Coastal Bays, the Ohio River, or the Delaware River. The condition of these streams is vitally important to downstream waters. But these streams also possess  Read the Rest…

Maryland Biological Stream Survey Offers Annual Training

Support the State’s Water Quality Monitoring Effort The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is offering trainings and certifications in Maryland Biological Stream Survey sampling protocols. Two training opportunities will be held at Howard County Community College, one in February and another in May. Through a mix of classroom and field experiences, participants will learn and be tested  Read the Rest…

Maryland Fishing Report: September 26

With the fall equinox behind us, the days are getting noticeably shorter. There’s no sweeter time of the year – or place to be — than late September and October in Maryland, whether you are a fisherman or a hunter or just someone who likes to enjoy the sights and sounds of autumn.

Bloede Dam Removal Begins

Partnership Effort Restoring Patapsco River, Improving Public Safety Conservation leaders, federal and state officials, and other partners gathered today on the Patapsco River to celebrate the removal of Bloede Dam – an effort that has been a decade in the making, and will have major benefits for fisheries, public safety, recreation, and the health of  Read the Rest…