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More from DNR​​​

Tree seedling​​​

5 Million Trees, Please

We want to p​lant and grow a tree for every Marylander.​ ​​We can all appreciate the benefits of being tree planters and stewards. Trees improve the environment and aid our common cause of a cleaner Chesapeake Bay.
angler with rockfish​​​​

Maryland Fishing Report – 5/24

Memorial Day weekend is a time to celebrate with family gatherings and also to reflect on those who gave all to protect the freedoms we enjoy. Fishing offers the time to do both – and this weekend is a perfect opportunity to take your youngsters out and collect some memories and smiles. ​​

Enter the DNR Photo Contest

​The 20th Annual Maryland Department of Natural Resources P​hoto Contest is open! All winners will be featured in the department’s 2024 wall calendar and published in The Maryland Natural Resource​ magazine.

Life Jacket Video Contest​​​

We invite all police and fire companies to submit videos of their members wearing their Coast Guard approved life jackets and having some good clean fun. Winners will be featured on the DNR website.

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.




Safe Boating Tips​​​

  1. Did you know the environment may stress your body & mind enough to make the risk of an accident much greater while boating?
  2. Heading out on the water? Make sure you wear a life jacket and have (and know how to use) other required boating gear.
  3. Check the latest weather forecast before you leave shore. Hop on over to for the latest updates.
  4. Raise your hand if you took a boating safety course and got a vessel safety check.
  5. There are many dangers to boating under the influence. Protect your life and others – never BUI!