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    Forest Lands Assessment

An assessment of the condition of Marylandís forests, the factors that affect their continued health and vitality, and their ability to provide the multiple ecological, social, and economic values relied on by the citizens of Maryland.

Conducted by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources with financial assistance from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service

Following is an SFLA summary report available for download in PDF format. Go to www.adobe.com to get the free Adobe Reader.

Maryland's Strategic Forest Lands Assessment (October 2003)
(13.2 Mb PDF file)
- Maryland faces many challenges in sustaining healthy, ecologically functional and economically viable forests in the face of rapid urban development. This document describes the current condition of Marylandís forests, including the results of three computer- based models that can be used to assess their ecological and economic value and their vulnerability to loss.


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