by Daniel Rosen, AICP, Natural Resources Planner with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Maryland is home to approximately 2,500,000 acres of forest lands. Of these, 24 percent are publicly owned as parks, state forests, federal wildlife sanctuaries, and conservation areas, while the majority, 1.87 millionacres, or 76percent, are privately owned.1
by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner
Some days it seems like the world itself is burning, with reports of wildfires mostly across the western states increasing in frequency and the fires themselves ever larger and more destructive.
A deadly combination of drought, lightning strikes, human activity – both accidental and malicious – have made wildfires in California, Colorado, and Texas almost daily news. Even eastern states, and now parts of Europe and the UK, are experiencing a sharp increase in deadly and damaging fires in the face of unprecedented heat waves.
“Harriet Tubman dedicated her life in selfless service to others and the cause of freedom,” said Governor Hogan. “This year, as we celebrate her 200th birthday, we hope that even more Marylanders and visitors from across the country will take time to learn about the most famous conductor of the Underground Railroad and her years-long struggle to lead countless slaves to their freedom.”
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has announced the development of a new mobile app, iShellfish, to provide interactive maps for commercial watermen and other users to locate areas they need to find or avoid while on Maryland’s waterways.