Forestry Best Management Practices

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Updated: January 18, 2022

Natural Area Management Services Providers: A to Z

Entries in the Natural Area Management Services Directory are listed alphabetically.
Updated: January 7, 2022

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.
Updated: December 14, 2021

Branching Out Winter 2021 News and Notes

News and Notes items for the Winter 2021 issue of Branching Out
Updated: December 13, 2021

There's an App for That!

The use of new mobile apps make exploring your woods fun and educational. HealthyWoods, a collaborative effort between forest specialists from Kentucky and other hardwood-producing states in the Appalachian region, including Maryland, provides woodland owners with a convenient tool to scout the health of their woods.
"HealthyWoods" app screen shot
Updated: December 13, 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: December 6, 2021

Stewardship Opportunities

Stewardship opportunities offered through the University of Maryland Extension.
Picture of a Bay-Wise Garden
Updated: December 6, 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: December 2, 2021

Woodland Management: Managing your Woodlands

Publications to help you better manage your woodlands.
Updated: November 29, 2021

Branching Out Fall 2021 News and Notes

The News and Notes roundup for this issue features a way to get caught up on this fall's Woodland Wildlife Wednesday webinars, a way to remove adult Spotted Lanternflies using an empty water bottle, how to have your business listed in our new Natural Area Management Services Providers Directory, and how to order seedlings for spring planting projects from the Maryland State Nursery.
Updated: November 29, 2021

Kudos to the Woodland Stewardship Education Program

Recently, the University of Maryland Extension’s Woodland Stewardship Education program has received awards from two national organizations.