State Forest Annual Work Plans

Green Ridge State Forest

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking public comment on the proposed fiscal year 2024​ annual work plans for the following state forests: Chesapeake/Pocomoke, Green Ridge, Potomac-Garrett, and Savage River. The comment period concludes April 21, 2023.

Annual work plans help the department identify priorities within the scope of the forests’ long-range management. They addr​ess composition, establishment, growth, health, and quality along with construction and maintenance projects.

The public comment period is the final part of a three-step process. The first step includes an internal review by natural resource professionals with expertise in wildlife and fishery habitats, recreation, forest management, water quality, and ecologically significant species. The second includes a review by a local citizens advisory committee. Following the conclusion of the public comment period, each forest manager will review, revise and finalize their specific plan.

Thank you for your interest. The public comment period has closed​