Forest Certification

As directed according to EXECUTIVE ORDER 01.01.2004.21 Enhanced Forestry Management on the Department of Natural Resources-Owned Forest Lands and the Natural Resources – Forest Preservation Act of 2013, the Department of Natural Resources shall confer with the Forest Stewardship Council and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative in order to determine the parameters of securing forest certification of the State’s efforts for the purpose of managing Maryland’s State Forests in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner.