Bureau Of Land Management To Give DNR, Charles County Awards For Outstanding Natural Resources Planning
WHO: Bureau of Land Management, Director Kathleen Clarke and Secretary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary C. Ronald Franks, and Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States, State Director Michael Nedd.
WHAT: Presentation of the Bureau of Land Management Directorís 4 Cís Award
WHEN: TUESDAY, MAY 25, AT 11:30 A.M.
WHERE: Maryland Department of Natural Resources Tawes Garden, 580 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
WHY: In recognition of the valuable partnership that the BLM and the Maryland DNR shares, the BLM will present the prestigious Directors 4 Cís award to the Maryland DNR and the BLM-ES Lower Potomac Field Station Planning Team, Charles County, Md. and Nanjemoy Vision Committee. Working cooperatively with the Maryland DNR, Charles County, and the Nanjemoy Vision Committee, BLM-ES initiated a planning process that included site assessments and public comment for Douglas Point, Md. This process is unique in that it represents the first comprehensive management plan for an area that portrays all the multi-jurisdictional decision authorities for local, State and Federal governments that have management authority in the planning area.
The Maryland DNR has provided significant resources and assistance to the BLM-ES in the on-the-ground management of these properties during the planning process. They have proven themselves to be significant partners in the management of the natural resources and the preservation of cultural and historical resources of the Douglas Point area.
In 2001 the Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States (BLM-ES) and the State of Maryland jointly acquired 1,270 acres of ecologically and culturally significant land known as Douglas Point, lying along 10 miles of still undisturbed Potomac River shoreline in Charles County, Md.
Posted May 19, 2004