Change is affecting every aspect of forests. Many forest landowners in Maryland are struggling to plan for the future of their family lands in the face of reduced timber values and increased regulation. But with change comes opportunity.
New markets for sustainable forest products and environmental services offer new opportunities for landowners, as citizens statewide begin to recognize the public values of private forests. It will take smart and inclusive planning, strategic public and private investment, and leadership at all levels to prepare Maryland's landowners, communities, forestry professionals, and forest industry to succeed and thrive in this new world, and your input is important!
Regional Listening Sessions will play a direct role in setting public policy that will affect your future. What kinds of technical support, educational opportunities, and cost share programs do you need to help you manage your forest land and market forest products in a changing world?
Local and state leaders are faced with tough choices over how to spend scarce resources, and need to hear from you. The listening sessions are tailored to give you the opportunity to express your concerns and needs. All listening session will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the locations BELOW.
For further information, contact:
Ms. Nancy Nunn
Harry R. Hughes Center for AgroiEcology, Inc.
Phone: 410-827-8056, ext. 128, firstname.lastname@example.org
or visit the Center's website: www.agroecol.umd.edu
THROUGHOUT THE STATE
June 8, Monday
Harford Community College
401 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015
June 10, Wednesday
Ramada Inn and Conference Center
300 S Salisbury Blvd
Salisbury, MD 21801
June 15, Monday
College of Southern Maryland
(Building BI, Rm113)
8730 Mitchell Road
LaPlata, MD 20646
June 16, Tuesday
Urbana Regional Library (Urbana Community Room)
9020 Amelung St
Frederick, MD 21704
June 17, Wednesday
Frostburg State University
Compton Rm. 226
Frostburg, MD 21532
ALL SESSIONS BEGIN AT 6:00 p.m.
CHOSE ONE AND ATTEND
Pre-registration is NOT required.
- Retention and Management of Privately Owned Forests
- Economic Viability of Maryland's Forest Products Industry
- Retention and Management of Publicly Owned Forests
- The diversity of Maryland's forests and the need to maintain that diversity
- Expansion of Value-Added and Alternative Eco-Enterprise Opportunities.