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Maryland and Federal Officials to Sign Forest Stewardship MOU
On Friday, Dec.9, DNR Secretary C. Ronald Franks will be joined by representatives of four federal organizations as they sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to form the Baltimore/Washington Forest Stewardship Partnership to improve wildlife habitat, reduce nutrient and sediment inputs, and promote coordinated land management and research at these facilities.
December 5, 2005
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages more than 446,000 acres of public lands and 18,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov