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Certification Recognizes Maryland State Forests as Sustainable

Maryland state forests recently completed their annual recertification process Independent auditors recently reviewed the Pocomoke State Forest and Chesapeake Forest Lands, two state forests on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, and recertified them as sustainable, meeting international standards for forest management. Twenty-one years ago, the Chesapeake Forest Lands became the state’s first certified forests, a recognition now  Read the Rest…


Fall Foliage Report October 26, 2023

“I wish that every day was Saturday and every month was October.”  – Charmaine J. Forde The treetops of Sword Mountain awaken as the sun rises in Clear Spring. Photo by Forester Aaron Cook. With colors intensifying across the state this week, parts of Maryland are right on the cusp of peak leaf change. The  Read the Rest…


Maryland Department of Natural Resources Seeking Public Comment for 2024 State Forest Work Plans

Input Accepted Through April 21 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2024 annual work plans for the Chesapeake/Pocomoke, Green Ridge, Potomac-Garrett, and Savage River state forests. The comment period concludes Friday, April 21, 2023. Annual work plans help the department identify priorities within the scope of  Read the Rest…


Maryland State Forests Earn Sustainability Certification for 19th Consecutive Year

Five Forests Have Met International Standards for 2022 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that the major five state forests comprising Maryland’s state forest system – totaling more than 200,000 acres –- this year received two favorable independent audit reports recognizing that DNR is managing the state forests according to internationally accepted Forest  Read the Rest…


Public Comment Sought for 2023 Maryland State Forest Work Plans

Forest Service Seeks Input on Proposals Through March 4 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2023 annual work plans for the following state forests: Chesapeake/Pocomoke, Green Ridge, Potomac-Garrett, and Savage River. The comment period concludes March 4, 2022. Annual work plans help the department identify priorities  Read the Rest…




Public Comment Sought for State Forest Work Plans

Accepting Comments Until Feb. 22 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2020 work plans for the following state forests: Chesapeake Forest/Pocomoke, Green Ridge, Potomac-Garrett and Savage River. The comment period concludes Feb. 22. Annual work plans help the department identify priorities within the scope of the forests’ long-range management. They address composition, establishment, growth, health  Read the Rest…


Board of Public Works Approves Expansion of Pocomoke State Forest

Program Open Space Acquisition Benefits Environment and Outdoor Recreation The Board of Public Works today unanimously voted to approve the Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 224.5 acres in Worcester County as an addition to Pocomoke State Forest. The site provides both exceptional ecological benefits as well as recreational opportunities, especially for hikers — with trails linking Pocomoke River State  Read the Rest…


Public Input Sought on State Forest Work Plans

Comments Accepted Through Feb. 23 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed Fiscal Year 2019 work plans for the following state forests: Chesapeake Forest/Pocomoke, Green Ridge, Potomac-Garrett and Savage River. The comment period ends Feb. 23. “We rely on the public’s input to help us develop the most comprehensive  Read the Rest…



Fall Foliage and Festival Report: November 11-12

Welcome to the Fall Foliage and Festival Report for the weekend of Nov. 11-12, brought to you by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Maryland Office of Tourism. In western Maryland it appears that everything is happening at once, as eastern Allegany, Washington and Frederick counties are all reporting peak conditions, although muted. Weather has  Read the Rest…



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