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Frederick County Forestry Forum Announced

Updated: Feb 12, 2023

Join MFA as we host a Forestry Forum to call attention to the challenges and opportunities for fostering forest sustainability in Frederick County. We will bring together experts, county and state officials, and local forest stakeholders to communicate information about the county’s forests, landowners, and forest enterprises.

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: Mount St. Mary’s University Conference Center

5350 Spectrum Drive

Frederick, MD 21703

Cost: $18.00 per person to cover lunch. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

Key Objectives:

(1) Provide an update on the status/condition/ownership of forests in Fredrick County: forest area, trends, species, age classes, and sustainability issues.

(2) Inform about the challenges and opportunities the forestry sector faces operating in and drawing from the county.

(3) Inform about initiatives for forest conservation- state programs, tree planting activities, cost incentive programs, forest insect and disease detection and control programs, easements, and landscape-scale forestry initiatives.

(4) Update on land use planning, zoning, and permitting:-current county requirements, county and state perspectives, and landowner and operator perspectives.


Space is limited. Register before February 7th!

Questions? Contact Beth Hill at 410-463-1755 or or Al Goetzl at

4 MD-DE Master Logger Credits will be offered. SAF will offer 6.5 Category 1 CFEs.

We thank these steering committee members for the dedication, collaboration, and outreach that went into planning this event: Al Goetzl- Seneca Creek Associates, LLC, Dan Rider- DNR Maryland Forest Service, Mike Kay- Frederick County Forestry Board.

As always, we appreciate our generous Sponsors and Members for their continued support!


Grant funding for MFA's ongoing work to assist in the implementation of the Economic Adjustment Strategy provided by:


Pictured above: Anne Hairston-Strang, Ph.D., DNR Maryland Forest Service- Deputy Director, Programs and Advisory Commissions, discussing hydrology and slopes in a Frederick County forest.

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