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DNR To Hold Public Meetings On Sustainable Forestry

Annapolis, Md. (October 17, 2011) -The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Sustainable Forestry Council will hold public interest meetings to discuss the No Net Loss Proposal on October 18 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. and November 8 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the C-1 Conference Room of the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis.

These two meetings will provide the public and interested stakeholders an opportunity to hear a presentation on the Councilís draft proposals and offer verbal or written comments. The draft proposal is available online at dnr.md.gov/forests. Written comments can be sent to: No Net Loss Draft Proposal, 580 Taylor Avenue, E-1, Annapolis, MD 21401 or SFCComments@dnr.state.md.us. For further information or questions call 410-260-8531.

The Sustainable Forestry Council was established in the Sustainable Forestry Act of 2009 (SB 549) in the 2009 General Assembly to advise the Department on all matters related to sustainable forestry in Maryland. The initial focus of the Council has been to develop proposals for the development of statutory, budgetary, and regulatory policies to achieve no net loss of forests in the State.


   October 17, 2011

Contact: Josh Davidsburg
410-260-8002 office I 410-507-7526 cell
jdavidsburg@dnr.state.md.us

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is the state agency responsible for providing natural and living resource-related services to citizens and visitors. DNR manages nearly a half-million acres of public lands and 17,000 miles of waterways, along with Maryland's forests, fisheries and wildlife for maximum environmental, economic and quality of life benefits. A national leader in land conservation, DNR-managed parks and natural, historic and cultural resources attract 11 million visitors annually. DNR is the lead agency in Maryland's effort to restore the Chesapeake Bay, the state's number one environmental priority. Learn more at www.dnr.maryland.gov