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Maryland Department of Natural Resources Continues Snakehead Tagging Program, Providing Cash Incentive for Anglers

Partnership Program to Study and Reduce Invasive Fish Population The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is continuing a northern snakehead tagging program in an effort to spur removal of invasive fish from our waters. This spring, up to 500 tags will be put on snakeheads from Gunpowder River, upper  Read the Rest…

Groundbreaking Wild Turkey Research Set to Begin in Maryland

Citizens Encouraged to Help by Reporting Winter Flock Sightings This winter, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is kicking off the first comprehensive study of wild turkeys ever conducted in the state. The 3-year research project aims to answer many questions about factors potentially impacting turkey populations. 

Volunteer Angler Surveys Inform Maryland Fish Management

Help Track Species Including Invasive Snakeheads Maryland anglers are encouraged to submit their catch information to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources volunteer angler surveys. These mobile-friendly volunteer surveys can easily help turn a fishing trip into a scientific expedition by submitting basic data directly from a smartphone. The department has several volunteer angler surveys  Read the Rest…

Survey Finds Healthy Striped Bass Reproduction

Positive Outlook for Iconic Fish in 65th Annual Index The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced results of its annual young-of-year striped bass survey in Chesapeake Bay, which documented healthy reproduction of the state fish. The 2018 young-of-year index is 14.8, higher than the 65-year average of 11.8. Known locally as rockfish, striped bass spawn  Read the Rest…

By Air, Land or Sea: What surveys tell us

Aldo Leopold, a well-known environmental ethicist, once penned, “Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.” Since conservation is at the very core of our charge here at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, we are required to have a profound understanding of our ever-changing natural world and the impact of mankind upon  Read the Rest…