Environment & Natural Resources

Maryland’s diverse environment ranges from the mountains of the west to the shorelines along the east, and from large urban landscapes to rural forests and lakes. UME’s Environment, Natural Resources, and Sea Grant programs provide educational and technical support to residents who live, work, and play in these areas.

Balancing the economic potential and value of these vastly diverse resources with the need to conserve and protect our natural resources for today and into the future is accomplished through a mix of Extension programs such as Woodlands Stewards, Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Master Watershed Stewards, Master Loggers, and Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional program graduates. In addition, residents benefit from forestry, home horticulture, environmental landscaping, wildlife, energy, climate, watershed, aquaculture, and seafood expertise at strategic campus, regional, and county locations.