Montgomery County Forest Conservancy
Montgomery County Forest Conservancy District Board
In 1943 the Maryland Legislature passed an Act creating 24 Forest Conservancy Boards, one in each county and one in Baltimore City. Board members are appointed to three-year terms by the Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
The Boards act as advocates of sound forest management practices, and promote conservation of Maryland's forest resources. Board activities include educational programs, planting of school forests, and timber harvest plan reviews. Because the Boards are county-based, each one develops an understanding and awareness of regional issues, becoming allies for local governments and landowners who are concerned with the maintenance and stewardship of public and private forest resources. The Board members volunteer more than 500 hours each year teaching the value of trees and the best forest management practices. Among the varied activities of the Montgomery County Forestry Board the following programs are central to our mission.
Related Forestry Links:
Allegany College of Maryland
American Arborist Supplies
American Forest Association
How to Measure a Tree
Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
MD DNR: About Roadside Recommended Tree List
MD DNR: Roadside Recommended Tree List
Maryland Forest Association
Montgomery County MD: Street Tree Maintenance, Approved Trees, etc.
National Arbor Day Foundation