Scientific Monitoring of Streamside Forest Buffers, MD

For the last seven years the Maryland DNR Forest Service, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, has been conducting long-term scientific monitoring of planted streamside forest buffers. The project is being carried out on former pasture lands in Carroll, Frederick and Washington Counties. A total of 34 sites that had been recently been planted in trees […]

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Illegal Trail Elimination & Road Surface Improvements

George Washington & Jefferson National Forests Update: The Lee Ranger District (George Washington & Jefferson National Forests) plans to close several illegal trails that have opened up on some old roadbeds in Hampshire County, West Virginia. Several miles of illegal trails have expanded in size and number since their discovery this past winter. These formerly […]

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Riparian Buffer & Tree Planting in Romney, WV

West Virginia Division of Forestry and WV Department of Environmental Protection recently collaborated with West Virginia Schools for the Deaf & Blind (WVSDB) and the City of Romney on the Potomac Valley Project CommuniTree event. This tree planting event was held on May 2, 2009 at the WVDSB campus in Romney, West Virginia. Volunteers donated […]

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Milestones in Permanent Land Protection, VA, WV

Potomac Conservancy and its partners reached two milestones in 2007- closing its 50th easement, and protecting its 10,000th acre. Potomac Conservancy will continue to work with partners in Virginia in West Virginia to permanently protect working farmland, riverbanks, wetlands, and forestland. For more information of conservation easements and best management practices, visit:

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Firewise Programs

Forest stewardship and increasing tree canopy is extremely important to the Potomac Watershed.  If managedcorrectly, forests in your backyard and urban tree canopy initiatives can be used to reduce wildfire risk as well. The Firewise Maryland Program of the Maryland DNR Forest Service has targeted the Wildland-Urban Interface as an area where efforts are needed to […]

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Jefferson County Parks & Recreation Adopts UTC Assessment

Cacapon Institute, in partnership with Jefferson County Parks & Recreation (JCPRC), has completed an Urban Tree Canopy assessment for all of JCPRC parks. JCPRC has formally approved plans to convert 57 acres of greenspace and other mowed areas to landscape trees, reforestation sites, and grassland bird habitat. Download Resources: Urban Tree Canopy Analysis Urban Tree […]

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