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State Forest Work Plans Open for Public Comment

Input on 2021 Plans Accepted Through Feb. 28 The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2021 work plans for the following state forests: Chesapeake/Pocomoke, Green Ridge, Potomac-Garrett, and Savage River. The comment period concludes Feb. 28. Annual work plans help the department identify priorities within the scope  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…


Brook Trout Population Restored in Western Maryland Watershed

Effort Finds Native Species in Casselman River System After years of stream restoration, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently discovered native brook trout returning to once uninhabitable streams. Partnering with the Maryland Department of the Environment and the Youghiogheny River Watershed Association, crews have been working diligently over the past few decades to restore  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…


Maryland Conservation Corps Welcomes 35 New Members

Award-winning AmeriCorps Program Engages Young Adults in Natural Resource Projects The Maryland Department of Natural Resources recently welcomed 35 new members into the Maryland Conservation Corps. This award-winning AmeriCorps program involves young adults aged 17-25 in comprehensive natural resource management projects and substantial conservation and environmental education efforts at public lands and parks throughout the state.


St. Mary’s County Oysterman Banned from Working Potomac

Natural Resources Police Investigate Boating Accident, Charge Deer Poacher, Cite Fishing Violators  A St. Mary’s County man whose Maryland commercial waterman’s license was revoked in 2015 for oyster harvesting violations has been banned from any oystering activity on the Potomac River for the coming season. James Phillip Nelson, 41, of California, was convicted in St.  Read the Rest…


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AccessDNR March 2020

The March 2020 edition of a monthly video newsletter hosted by Gregg Bortz.

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