Partners of the Washington County Forestry Board

Maryland Department of Natural Resources: DNR Mission - For today and tomorrow the Department of Natural Resources inspires people to enjoy and live in harmony with their environment, and to protect what makes Maryland unique -- our treasured Chesapeake Bay, our diverse landscapes and our living and natural resources.

Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards: For more than fifty years, the Maryland Forest Conservancy District Boards have been working to perpetuate our forest resources. As volunteer advocates for forestry, Forestry Board members focus their attention on our trees and forests - our renewable natural resource.

Antietam Conococheague Watershed Alliance ACWA: Connecting people to their waterways through recreation, education, and conservation. We are passionate about protecting and restoring the Antietam & Conococheague Creeks in Washington County, Maryland

Frederick County Forestry Board: Washington and Frederick County Forestry Board, respresenting neighboring counties joined by the Appalachian Trail and the South Mountain Park often cooperate on Workshops.

University of Maryland Extension Woodland Stewardship Education Program. The Maryland Woodland Stewards Project (formerly the Coverts Project) is an educational program of Maryland Cooperative Extension and the National Wild Turkey Federation. It teaches sound forest and wildlife management practices to a select group of people each year. In return, participants apply these principles to their own property and actively encourage others to practice good forest stewardship.

Forests for the Bay: A free voluntary membership program made up of small and medium sized landowners who, like you, are interested in actively conserving their woodlands or want to restore woodlands on their property.

Chesapeake Bay Trust: The Chesapeake Bay Trust is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization chartered in 1985 by the Maryland General Assembly to engage the public in the protection and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers and streams.

Washington County Soil Conservation District:   “(P)rovide(s) effective leadership in addressing the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources, through delivery of programs focusing on education, information, financial incentives, and technical assistance to landowners and land users of Washington County”.

University of Maryland Extension of Washington County: Part of a statewide, non-formal education system within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources of the University of Maryland, College Park and the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.

Envirothon: This is a problem solving natural resources competition for high school students which, in Maryland, is sponsored by the Maryland Association of Soil Conservation Districts (MACSD). Teams of high school students are tested on their knowledge of the natural resources of Maryland - soils, forestry, wildlife, water, and a current environmental issue. The teams visit five field test stations where written and hands-on problem solving is required along with the formulation of a strategy for increasing public awareness. (See Washington County

Arbor Day Foundation: The Trees for America program is based upon the Arbor Day Foundation belief that each of us has a responsibility for wise environmental stewardship. Each year the Foundation distributes millions of trees, fosters tree-care education, and works to help reforest thousands of fire-ravaged acres in our National Forests.

Project Learning Tree: PLT uses the forest as a window on the world to increase understanding of our environment; stimulate critical and creative thinking, develop the ability to make informed decisions on environmental issues, and instill a commitment to take responsible action on behalf of the environment.

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Indian Springs Wildlife Management Area