We love forests—they provide food and shelter for wildlife, filter pollution, provide cleaner air and cooler summer temperatures, increase property values, and reduce polluted runoff. But Maryland is losing its forests at an alarming rate.
Three bills before the House and Senate present a comprehensive
package that would make tremendous strides in protecting
Maryland's forests. These bills include commissioning a study of the current state of forest policy, redefining the definition of "no net loss of forest" in the current state policy goal, and addressing several issues related to the Forest Conservation Act's Fee-In-Lieu program.
Use the form below to tell your state legislators how valuable forests are to our environment, economy, and way of life. Tell them we need to protect forests and ask them to support these bills.
Your voice will have the greatest impact if you write to your leaders in your own words. Describe the value of forests to you and your community.
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