The Washington County Forest Conservancy District Board, usually known simply as the Washington County Forestry Board promotes the awareness, stewardship, conservation, restoration, and sustainable use of the forest resources of Washington County, Maryland. It is a volunteer organization that provides the citizens and local governments of Washington County with a variety of opportunities to learn about the trees and forest resources of Maryland. The Washington County Board is part of the State Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards, which includes forestry boards from all 23 counties and Baltimore City. The forestry boards were established in 1943 by an act of the Maryland Legislature to assist the Maryland Forest Service with policy issues and the promotion of forest conservation.

These pages will conect with the information and resources that will assist you in learning about Washington County's  forest resources  and actions that you can take individually and within your community to improve them.

As the climate changes, our individual actions can make a profound difference in the world of today and tomorrow.

We should strive to plant trees, whenever and where ever we can.

Of Washington County

The Forests

The Washington County Forest Conservancy District Board

Upcoming Events:

It's Spring! Spring Photo Slideshow

* For us in the Northern Hemisphere, March 20 at 5:37 am EDST is our vernal equinox, In its apparent motion on the day of an equinox, the Sun's disk crosses the Earth's horizon directly to the east at dawn—rising; and again, some 12 hours later, directly to the west at dusk—setting. The March equinox, like all equinoxes, is characterized by having an almost exactly equal amount of daylight and night across most latitudes on Earth.

* Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences, Center for Private Forests, presents monthly webinars on a wide range of topics relevant to forest owners, extension educators, and natural resource professionals. Next event: "Backyard Wood Products- Drying Your Own Lumber." April 13 at 12 pm& & 7 pm. Regeneration of Hardwood Forests: Managing Competition, Deer and Light, May 11 at 12 pm & & 7 pm.

*  Know a Washington County High School Student who is interested in the oudoors? Check out the Maryland Forest Conservancy District Boards' Natural Resources Careers Camp; July 25-31, 2021.

* There is always something happening in the Universe. Check out the Astronomy Picture of the Day.

Contact Information:

Washington County Forestry Board

14038 Blairs Valley Road

Clear Spring, MD 21722

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Unless otherwise noted, photographs used in these pages belong to the Forestry Board Members or have been contributed by participants in Board Activities.

Sassafras tree in bloom.

Spring sky