In Case You Missed It!
By Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Last fall, in our September 2021 edition of Planning Practice Monthly, we announced the availability of the Economic Adjustment Strategy Summary (EAS) Report for the forestry industry. In that edition, we also summarized the document and described its importance to the state and to the Maryland Department of Planning.
The EAS is a plan that will serve as a recovery roadmap for Maryland’s forest products industry. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council (WMRC&D) commissioned consultants from Agricultural and Community Development Services, LLC, to develop the EAS for the forestry industry in response to its decline in recent years. Funding for the EAS was provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, DNR, Commerce, Agriculture, and other partners.
The final report can be found on the Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council’s (WMRC&D) website.