DNR Welcomes Public Input On State Forest Annual Work Plans


The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is seeking public comment on the proposed 2016 fiscal year work plan for Potomac Garrett, Green Ridge, Savage River, Chesapeake and Pocomoke State Forests.

The State Forest annual work plans identify the work that is to be accomplished on the forest in the next fiscal year within the scope of the forest's long-range management plan. The plans will address establishment, growth, composition, health and quality forest management operations, along with maintenance and construction projects, and other required work.

This public forum was the third step in a three-step review process to establish the work plan. The first is an internal review by a team of resource professionals from the fields of wildlife, fisheries, heritage, forestry, recreation, water resources, and resource planning. The second step is a review by an appointed advisory committee. After the period of comment, the forest manager will make final adjustments to the plan. 

Comments will be received through December 5, 2014.

Please send comments to: jack.perdue@maryland.gov

View the work plans for the following forests: