2015 Maryland Erosion and Sediment Control Standards and Specifications for Forest Harvest Operations​​ Manual


Any forest harvest operation that disturbs more than 5,000 square feet or 100 cubic yards of soil must have an approved erosion and sediment control plan. This Manual provides guidance on the requirements for plan approval, and the various erosion and sediment control practices that may need to be implemented.

Emerald Ash Borer

EmeraldAshBorer.jpgEmerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle that kills up to 99% of our ash trees. It has moved across the US killing millions of trees and has spread to every county west of the Chesapeake Bay, and to Queen Anne’s, Talbot, and Dorchester Counties on the Eastern Shore. Explore this site to see how EAB could impact you, and what you can do about it.

Trees in Maryland coupon for $25 off the purchase of one tree.


Planting trees for healthy communities and a cleaner Chesapeake Bay.

Garrett State Forest

Our spotlight is on Garrett State Forest, the birthplace of forestry conservation in Maryland.

Grandfather with grandaughter planting a small tree

Plant Trees

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

Stack of firewood

Buying Firewood

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