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MyCoast Data Shows Impact of January Flooding

On Jan. 9, Maryland was hit by a storm that brought intense rain, strong winds and high tides. It resulted in the most active week yet for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ MyCoast MD app, which allows users to submit reports and photos of flooding and other environmental information. The storm brought in about 400 new users for MyCoast, along with 248 reports of flooding. Read more.

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Shifting Sands: Maryland Keeps an Eye in the Sky on Vulnerable Areas

The impact of rising seas, stronger storms, and an eroding shoreline might leave the future of Assateague Island up in the air – and that’s exactly where the Department of Natural Resources is monitoring the coastal property with the use of aerial drones. Read more.

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Prescribed Burn Brings New Life to Frederick Forest

Prescribed burns, also called controlled burns, have become an increasingly common strategy for land management and wildfire prevention. Large wildfires are not as much of a concern in Maryland as they are in western states, but the prescribed burns conducted here still reduce the dead woody debris and shrub layer that could serve as fuel for unintended fires. Read more.

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Secretary’s Message – Resources for Birders in Maryland

One of spring’s most enduring signs is the arrival of more birds in Maryland, returning from their migration or just becoming more present as their food supplies become widespread. 

However, birds are an important and fascinating part of Maryland’s wildlife scene all year. These animals bring a unique beauty to our diverse collection of wildlife and provide valuable insight into the health of our ecosystems and changes in climate. Read more.

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Maryland Fifth Graders Invited to Submit Arbor Day Posters

The Maryland Forest Service 2024 Arbor Day Poster Contest celebrates the importance of diversity of tree species within a community with the theme, “Trees Are Terrific…in All Shapes and Sizes!” Students are encouraged to share their appreciation for Maryland’s forests and trees through original works of art. All entries must be delivered to a local Maryland Forest Service office by noon on March 1, 2024. Read more.

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Going Fishing? Here's Everything You Need to Know!

The 2024 Maryland Guide to Fishing and Crabbing is now available online and in print. 

The guide includes everything anglers need to know about fishing and crabbing in Maryland in 2024, including rules, license information, tips, free fishing opportunities, and more. 

Physical guides are available at your local tackle shop and up-to-date regulations and information are live online

La Guía de Maryland para la pesca y el cangrejo también está disponible en línea en español.