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 Summer! Summer Photo Slideshow

* For us in the Northern Hemisphere,June 21 at 5:13AM EDT is our Summer solstice, our longest day when, here in Maryland, we have almost 15 hours between sunrise and sunset.

* "Sail on the Chesapeake Bay, build sandcastles in Ocean City and get into a mountain of steamed crabs—that’s just the beginning of summer in Maryland! Cool off in the mountain-fed waters of Deep Creek Lake, stroll the boardwalk at National Harbor and find the perfect ice cream cone. In Maryland, your summer’s only limit is your imagination!"

*  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 July 24-30, 2022.

* 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.

Hickory Tree, ISWMA

Black Gum, Nyssa sylvatica, ISWMA