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Maryland Wildlife Diversity Conservation Plan

The Maryland Wildlife Diversity Conservation Plan is an action plan for guiding the conservation of the State’s wide diversity of fish and wildlife. It summarizes the current knowledge of Maryland’s wildlife and guides our efforts in Maryland’s wildlife conservation. The Natural Heritage Program, part of the Wildlife and Heritage Service, has taken the lead in the plan’s development, with significant input from the Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) and other public and private stakeholders.

As required by Congress, the Plan addresses the needs of both “species in greatest need of conservation” and the “full array of wildlife”.

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