Statewide Forest and Tree Study Can Help with Local Planning Decisions

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by Josh Bollinger, Communications Coordinator, The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Figure 1 – Aerial view of forest and riparian area. Courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Program.

A new study released in November by the University of Maryland Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology is the most comprehensive study of Maryland’s forest cover and tree canopy ever completed.

The study, entitled The Technical Study on Changes in Forest Cover and Tree Canopy in Maryland (or the Maryland Forest Technical Study), contains both statewide and regional information that can provide crucial input for local governments looking at tree- or forest-related policies.

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Maryland Entrepreneur Hub Launches to Support the State’s Innovation Ecosystem

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TEDCO, Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies, recently announced the launch of the Maryland Entrepreneur Hub (The Hub) in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the University System of Maryland. 

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2017-18 Sustainable Growth Challenge Winners

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On February 8 in Crownsville, student teams representing Maryland Institutions of Higher Learning presented their work to the Sustainable Growth Commission’s  (Commission) Education Workgroup as part of the Sustainable Growth Challenge (Challenge). The panel of reviewers, which included representatives from state government, private industry, and Maryland communities, engaged with students and their proposals asking follow-up questions about projects ranging from neighborhood development planning to innovative architectural design. Students, along with supportive faculty, submitted work completed in 2017 for consideration. The proposals demonstrate how lucky Maryland is to have young academics who combine passions for learning and their communities. Continue reading