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Updated: October 18, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Providers: A to Z

Entries in the Natural Area Management Services Directory are listed alphabetically.
Updated: October 13, 2021

The Woods In Your Backyard Creating Natural Areas from Existing Lawn or Pasture - University of Maryland Extension Information Sheet

Are you a homeowner with a blanket of lawn you wish was occupied with natural vegetation and trees? This publication summarizes some of the features of the Woodland Stewardship Education's "The Woods in Your Backyard" program.
Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Trail Construction and Maintenance

Creating and maintaining a trail on your property helps improve access for natural area management and for recreational enjoyment. Providers of trail construction and maintenance are listed here.
Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Small Woodlot Tree Harvesting

Harvesting selected trees from your small woodland can provide firewood, enable chosen trees to thrive, help to control insects and diseases, and more. Small woodlot tree harvesting providers are listed here.
Updated: September 30, 2021

Maryland Small Acreage Professional Foresters Directory (Fact Sheet 1067)

The consulting and industrial professional foresters listed in this publication are willing to work with small acreage woodland owners to encourage healthy and sustainable woodlands.
Updated: September 30, 2021

Maryland Consulting & Industrial Foresters Directory - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #1059 (revised August 2021)

The Maryland Consulting and Industrial Foresters Directory lists licensed professional foresters who offer a wide range of services to woodland property owners. Services include forest stewardship plans, timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement, and much more. The Directory is for reference only and is not an endorsement of any forester listed.
Updated: August 31, 2021

Natural Area Management Services webinar series

This webinar series, designed for green industry professionals, was held in two parts (fall 2020 and spring 2021).
A Maryland county forester talks with a landowner
Updated: August 12, 2021

Branching Out - Summer 2021

Registration is now open for two online courses offered by University of Maryland Extension's Woodland Stewardship Education program! Also, learn about that returning pest, the gypsy moth, and how you can use handheld GPS in your woodlands. Our regular features include the "Woodland Wildlife Spotlight," "Invasives in Your Woodland," plus the events calendar, the Brain Tickler challenge, and the News and Notes section.
Sharp-shinned hawk. Photo by Jonathon Irons, Maryland Biodiversity Project
Updated: July 27, 2021

Woodland Management: "The Woods in Your Backyard"

The land care practices in "The Woods in Your Backyard" has helped hundreds of property owners and land managers. Our new publications, "Woodland Health Practices Handbook" and "Woodland Health Assessment Checklist," help green industry professionals apply these practices to their business services.
Updated: July 27, 2021

The Woods in Your Backyard Workbook

The Woods in Your Backyard Workbook is available for free download as a PDF with fillable fields. It can be used in conjunction with The Woods in Your Backyard guide or on its own to help property owners assess their natural areas and to determine how to reach their land care objectives.