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 Winter! Winter Photo Slideshow

*  Christmas in the Village at Spruce Forest, Friday, Dec. 6, Saturday Dec. 7; 177 Casselman Road, Grantsville, MD. Event Information.

*  Forest Bathing, A Guided Forest and Nature Therapy, Sunday, December 7. Morvern Park, Leesburg, CA. Event Information.

* For us in the Northern Hemisphere December 22 at 4:19 UT is our winter solstice, the day when we receive the least sunlight. December 21 for North America.

* PA Forests Web Seminar Center Presents webinars on a wide range of topics relevant to forest stewardship. Next event: "Let's Talk About the Woods." January 14 at 12 PM and & 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 19 - 25, 2020.

* 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.