Forest and Trees Resources for Citizens
- The Penn State Forests Web Seminar Center provides educational programs and materials for forest owners, extension educators, and natural resource professionals.
- The Woodland Stewardship Education program provides webinars and other educational material to help connect woodland property owners to their land.
Forestry Management Education and Careers
- Fire Science Online has career and education guides focused on public service and safety careers including firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, and paramedics to name a few. Each guide contains career and salary information, a school search tool, internships, scholarships, and other related educational information.
Additional Educational Resources
Use the following links to learn more about national groups committed to protecting natural resources and forests.
The National Arbor Day Foundation
The National Arbor Day Foundation is a leading national organization dedicated to inspiring people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. Baltimore County is a recipient of the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City USA award.
American Forests, Inc.
The American Forests, Inc. is the nation's oldest nonprofit citizens' conservation organization. It is a world leader in planting trees for environmental restoration, a pioneer in the science and practice of urban forestry, and a primary communicator of the benefits of trees and forests.
The American Forest Foundation
As a leading national organization, the American Forest Foundation is committed to continuing the legacy of family forestry, maintaining healthy habitats for endangered species, and developing future environmental decision makers. Programs include the American Tree Farm System and Project Learning Tree.
Trees Are Good
The educational website, Trees Are Good, is sponsored by the International Society of Arboriculture, provides quality information about the importance and value of proper tree care.
Forestry for the Bay
The Forestry for the Bay is a free and voluntary membership program, which assists landowners of small and medium sized parcels who are interested in actively conserving their woodland or restoring woods to their property.
The Welcome to Your Woods (PDF) guide is designed to assist you in getting to know your woods by walking you through the benefits that woods provide, the ways woods change over time, and how you can find additional resources to keep your woods healthy.
Forest Stewardship Education
The Forest Stewardship Education is a University of Maryland Extension program which includes information about getting started in forest stewardship, forest ecology and management, timber management and taxes, wildlife management, and plant and insect identification.
Maryland Department of Natural Resources – Forest Service
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Forest Service partners with Baltimore County for implementing Forest Sustainability. Find information about Maryland's tree laws and permits, forestry certifications, where to find a consulting forester or licensed tree expert, forestry education and local Forestry Boards, State forests, wildland fire management, and more.
USDA Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service is a partner with Baltimore County for implementing Forest Sustainability. Find information about our national forests, state and private forest management programs and funding, sustainable resource management, the National Report on Sustainable Forests, and more.
Emerald Ash Borer
The Department of Natural Resources has produced a homeowner’s guide to the Emerald Ash Borer (PDF). The guide outlines how to identify ash trees, how to prevent Emerald Ash Borer infestations, and treatment options with insecticides.
Revised March 31, 2016
Revised April 6, 2016