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2019 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report highlighting accomplishments of the Forest Service.

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Plant Trees

Planting trees is one way that everyone can contribute to our shared vision.

Tree-Mendous Maryland - Planting trees for healthy communities and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay.


Planting trees for healthy communities and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay.
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Buying Firewood

Be informed of laws regarding firewood that will help you make the best decision about purchase.

ALERT: As per Governor Hogan’s amended stay-at-home order​, on Thursday, May 7, 2020, the Maryland Forest Service has reopened the public shooting ranges at Green Ridge, Savage River, and Elk Neck State Forests and other recreational activities such as camping and equestrian use with certain c​onditions. Please read and follow these conditions for the safety of all visitors and staff, and so that these facilities can remain open for public use.​​

ALERT: Starting on December 7, 2020, both the Rifle and Shotgun Ranges at Elk Neck State Forest will be closed to the general public for major maintenance projects. The closure is scheduled for 60 calendar days, during which the public is prohibited from entering these construction areas. Updates will be distributed every two weeks during the project with an anticipated re-opening date.

The pistol range will remain open and operate on its normal schedule. Visitors are reminded that only pistols and revolvers are allowed at the pistol range — no long guns are permitted.

Questions or concerns should be addressed to the forest office at (410) 287-5675.

ALERT: Following Gov. Larry Hogan's stay-at-home order to protect public health and curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the department is canceling the 2020 Backyard Buffer programs.​



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Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that kills up to 99% of our ash trees. It has moved across the US killing millions of trees.