Thousands of individual landowners can contribute to the future environmental quality and economic stability of Maryland by managing forest land according to a resource conservation plan. Ninety percent of Maryland's forest land is owned by private woodland owners.
Forest land is one of our greatest natural resources and if taken care of, can offer long term benefits for everyone. Private landowners are encouraged to practice forest stewardship and leave the land and its resources in better condition for future generations. Managing forest resources ensures the continuation of many forest benefits including improved water quality,
wildland species and habitat diversity, recreation, timber, aesthetics and air
quality. A well thought out resource conservation plan helps landowners identify
and recognize the value of their forest land and better predict the effects of
any resource activity. Private and public forestland can be certified as sustainable, recognizing and rewarding good stewardship. Lands certified as sustainable forests are eligible for green forest products markets and emerging ecosystem services markets.
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