Many of Department of Natural Resources programs offer the public a unique variety of scientific
expertise, research and data products include Geographic Information System
(GIS) products that are available no where else.
Most of this data and technical assistance has a significant financial value
but is provided at no cost or very low cost to the public.
Offers marina and boatyard operators and
recreational boaters the opportunity to participate in efforts to protect
Maryland's natural resources.
Recognizes and promotes
marinas, boatyards and yacht clubs of any size that meet legal requirements
and voluntarily adopt pollution prevention practices.
Educational materials for boaters and the Maryland Clean Marina Guidebook
and other materials-such as clean boating tip cards and oil absorbent
pads–are distributed to boaters through marinas and at public events.
Conducts studies and provides
technical assistance concerning sediment sources, movement and deposition in
the Chesapeake Bay, The Coastal Bays and the Atlantic Shelf of Maryland.
Determines the geologic
framework of the State's coastal environments by mapping and evaluating the
natural resources and by providing earth science information for wise
resource management of these coastal systems.
Examples of maps and data available:
investigations and surveys of the geology of Maryland to assess economic and
land resources, and environmental hazards. Disseminates earth science
information by publishing topographic maps, geologic maps, and reports.
Responds to inquiries from all sectors.
information using state of the art technology to; promote public awareness
and education, provide objective scientific information to policy makers,
share findings with the scientific community, provide environmental geology
& mineral resources online publications
Provide sales and informational assistance and guidance to all
inquirers of Maryland geographical and geologic data.
Adopted in 1945, the Maryland Tree
Expert Law addresses tree care work done for compensation on private or
public property in Maryland.
Provides consumer protection and quality tree care by licensing qualified
and insured tree care practitioners.
The Forest Service conducts a
preparatory course for Licensed Tree Expert examinees.
Provides leadership and technical
assistance on wildfire prevention and assistance to the fire-fighting
community with the suppression of wildfires statewide.
The Forest Service maintains
a fleet of wildfire suppression equipment including 42 Type 6 & 7 wildfire
engines, 19 tractor plow (fire dozer) units with transports, 2 tankers, and
The Department of Natural Resources Forest Service is
the only state agency that maintains this type of specialized heavy
equipment for wildfire suppression.
Insures that Maryland has an
adequate supply of electricity at reasonable costs and minimal environmental
impact, through research and analysis of economic, ecological and
technological issues funded by a surcharge on electricity generation.
The program tracks the
status of over 1,100 native plants and animals that are among the rarest in
Maryland and most in need of conservation efforts as elements of our State's
Provides guidance, regulates
and issues permits for various wildlife or endangered species activities in
conformance with state law and regulations.
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