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DNR Presents FY 2005 State Forest Annual Work Plans
Citizens encouraged to attend these public meetings

ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 24, 2003) Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest and Park Service will host public meetings to present the proposed work plans for state forests for fiscal year 2005. This year, meetings concerning all forests in western Maryland will be combined for the convenience of those traveling. The dates and times of the meetings are as follows:

bulletPotomac Garrett, Savage River, and Green Ridge State Forests on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. at the Lake House at New Germany State Park near Grantsville, Md.; and
bulletPocomoke State Forest on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 10 a.m. at the Camp Store by the marina at Pocomoke State Park near Snow Hill.

Staff will present proposals for new construction and changes in forest use and forest harvests. An opportunity for questions and comments will follow the presentations.

Forest managers formulated work plans last winter. An interdisciplinary DNR team reviewed the plans in June and later by forest advisory boards. Copies of the annual plans will be available at the public meetings or can be obtained from the State Forest headquarters listed below. A public-comment period will run for 30 days after the meetings; those unable to attend are encouraged to submit comments in writing.

The annual work plan for each state forest can be viewed on the DNR website at

Written comments should be mailed to these addresses:

bullet Pocomoke State Forest, 3461 Worcester Highway, Snow Hill, MD 21863 (410-632-2566)
bullet Green Ridge State Forest, 28700 Headquarters Dr., Flintstone, MD 21530 (301-478-3124)
bullet Potomac Garrett State Forest, 1431 Potomac Camp Rd., Oakland, MD 21550 (301-334-2038)
bullet Savage River State Forest, 349 Headquarters Rd., Grantsville, MD 21536 (301-895-5759)




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