Sustainable Forestry Council To Hold Public Input Meeting
Annapolis, Md. (October 31, 2011) - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) today announced a public input meeting of the Sustainable Forestry Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby conference room in the Tawes State Office Building in Annapolis.
The General Assembly established the Sustainable Forestry Council was by passing the Sustainable Forestry Act of 2009 (SB 549) 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.
This meeting will provide the public and interested stakeholders an opportunity to hear a presentation on the draft proposals and offer verbal or written comments. The draft proposal is available 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 more information, contact 410-260-8531.
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Contact: Josh Davidsburg
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 one-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. 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