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Forest Action Plan Listening Sessions

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, in concert with the Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology of the University of Maryland, will host six public listening sessions in May to aid in the development of Maryland Forest Service’s 2020 Forest Action Plan (FAP).

The FAP assesses the current state of the forest resources and lays out the strategy for addressing forestry priorities in the state. These listening sessions will allow stakeholders to provide feedback on how the FAP should be structured and what it should include.

What are the biggest issues facing Maryland forests? Is there anything threatening the state's forestry industry? What resources do Maryland's forests and foresters need? In addition to participating in the listening sessions this May, please take this short survey to provide input on the needs of Maryland's forests and forestry moving forward.

Listening sessions are held in every region of the state this May, with identical information presented at each event. All sessions are free and open to the public; registration is available at the links below.

The dates and locations of the listening sessions are:

Western MD - Wednesday, May 8, 2019

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Allegany College of Maryland, Continuing Education Building, Room 12/14

12401 Willowbrook Road, Cumberland, MD 21502

To register, visit

Central MD (Frederick) - Thursday, May 9, 2019

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Urbana Regional Library, Anthony M. Natelli Community Room

9020 Amelung St., Frederick, MD 21704

To register, visit

Annapolis - Monday, May 13, 2019

2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Department of Natural Resources, Room C-1

580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, MD 21401

To register, visit

Lower Eastern Shore - Tuesday, May 14, 2019

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Ward Museum of Wildfowl, Legacy Center

909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD, 21804

To register, visit

Upper and Mid-Eastern Shore - Wednesday, May 15, 2019

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Chesapeake College, Room HPAC-127

1000 College Circle, Wye Mills, MD 21679

To register, visit

Southern MD - Monday, May 20, 2019

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Potomac Branch Library, Potomac Meeting Room

3225 Ruth B. Swann Drive, Indian Head, MD 20640

To register, visit

Any questions regarding the listening sessions can be directed to:

Nancy Nunn, Assistant Director

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc

410-827-8056 ext. 129


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