Maryland's Forest Conservancy Districts Law

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With the passage of the Forest Conservancy Districts Act, which became effective January 1, the Maryland Free State began in earnest to put its forest resources in order. This law has been called by qualified observers one of the most progressive examples of state legislation designed to regulate private cutting practices. The author outlines the major provisions of the law, explains how it is expected to work, and discusses the state's plans for cooperation with woodland owners and operators.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: State forester, Department of State Forests and Parks, Annapolis, Md.

Publication date: May 1, 1944

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.
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