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DNR forester Sean Weaver, left, walks along the fireline shortly after the start of a prescribed burn in Frederick. Photo by Joe Zimmermann​​​​

Prescribed Burn Brings New Life to Frederick Forest

​Prescribed burns, also called controlled burns, have become an increasingly common strategy for land management and wildfire prevention.​
Flooding in Annapolis on Jan. 9. Photo submitted to MyCoast, Maryland Department of Natural Resources.​​​​

MyCoast Data Shows Impact of January Flooding

On Jan. 9, Maryland was hit by a storm that brought intense rain, strong winds and high tides. It resulted in the ​most active week yet for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ MyCoast MD app.​​​
Visiting the aviary at Tuckahoe State Park, photo by Anthony Burrows

​Secretary’s Message – February 2024

The groundhog has emerged and says we will have an early spring. While the furry marmot from the north may lack meteorological training, it is true that spring arrives in a little more than six weeks, and we can start l​ooking for its earliest signs in the coming weeks.
Tree Seedling​​​​​​​​​

5 Million Trees Please​​​​

At the start of the new year, the 5 Million Trees Initiative is approaching a milestone, with nearly half a million trees planted.​

Buy Your Fishing License​​

​Our online COMPASS portal gives you 24/7 self service access to our entire product catalog of recreational licenses, permits and stamps.
Image of the app with hunters on a boat - Photo: Kimberley Kelly

Download the DNR App​​

AccessDNR is the official app from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for the State's outdoor enthusiasts.




​Maryland Fifth Graders Invited to Submit 

Arbor Day Posters for 2024

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invite all Maryland fifth graders in private and public schools to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest.

The theme for 2024 is: “Trees Are Terrific…in All Shapes and Sizes!” to celebrate the importance of diversity of tree species within a community.​

All entries must be delivered to a local Maryland Forest Service​ office by noon on March 1, 2024.

Click here for more!​​​ ​
Illustrated by: Addilyn Centineo