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“Green Book 2014” Updates Maryland Woodland Harvest Permit Process

Green Book 2014: How to Apply for Woodland Harvest Permits in Maryland

The University of Maryland Extension Woodland Steward Education program announces the publication of Extension Bulletin EB-417, entitled “Green Book 2014: How to Apply for Woodland Harvest Permits in Maryland.” The bulletin updates and expands a 1993 publication from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service commonly called the “Green Book,” it served as an important reference throughout the state.

Since that time, state and county regulations and practices have been revised and updated. The new bulletin presents the most up-to-date information on a county-by-county basis, based on interviews with soil conservation district personnel, state and county foresters, and county land use officials.

Jonathan S. Kays, Natural Resources Extension Specialist for the University of Maryland Extension, says the bulletin will provide valuable information. “It helps clarify the process of applying for woodland harvest permits in each county to reduce confusion for property owners and woodland professionals.”

The bulletin is available on line, free of charge as a PDF document. Find it on the Woodland Stewardship Education’s website at For more information, contact faculty extension assistant Andrew Kling via email at or by phone at 301-432-2767, ext. 307.

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