The Maryland Forest Service manages 145,394 acres of designated State Forest. The Maryland’s State Forests offer a number of recreational opportunities. Click on a forest name below to learn about activities available in a particular forest.
State Forest Foresters employ silvicultural activities to care for the forest ecosystems. Foresters for each state forest collaborate with other units within the department and stakeholders to make sustainable forest management decisions, and select and delineate areas for active management. A major tool used by the foresters is harvesting. Among other benefits forest harvest operations in state forests:
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service has a State Forest Grievance Policy. If you would like to file a grievance or complaint regarding the management of a State Forest, please contact the State Forest office with which you wish to file the grievance or complaint or email your message here.
The Dictionary of Forestry is published by the Society of American Foresters and edited by F.C. Ford-Robertson under the authorization of the Joint FAO/IUFRO Committee on Forest Bibliography and Terminology. There has been substantial changes in the forestry profession. These changes have modified the use of existing terms, introduced new terms, and created the need for an up-to-date dictionary that permits consistent use of professional language.
A more complete review of terms used in the State Forest annual work plans and Sustainable Forest Management Plans can be found online through use of the Dictionary of Forestry.
Firewood for camping must be purchased onsite. Please do not bring firewood in to the State Forest The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in Southern & Central Maryland. For further details on the quarantine, you can read the order. Please help us keep our Ash trees safe.
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