Header Art - Maryland's Conservation History

Preserving Maryland's Conservation Agency History


Green Ridge State Forest is a haven of calm and natural beauty among the Appalachians of western Maryland. This land was once the frontier of the nation, and trailblazers such as Thomas Cresap and George Washington were among the first Europeans to discover its wonders: the swift Potomac, flowering dogwood and pine in the mountain reaches and the nighttime calls of the bobcat and the barred owl. The vision and stewardship of people like forester Fred W. Besley preserved the forest for future generations of hikers, explorers and families. Join former forest manager Champ Zumbrun as he traverses hidden trails to tell the remarkable story of Green Ridge State Forest.

Where to purchase:

The History Press (https://historypress.net/indexsecure.php)

Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/)

Visit the beautiful Green Ridge State Forest! http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/greenridge.asp