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Joel Dunn

Researchers in Maryland are using the technology to monitor changes in habitat and environmental conditions wrought by climate change.

Proposal would unite a series of park areas and visitor centers operated by the National Park Service as well as privately owned properties along the Bay.

Hundreds of millions of dollars will soon flow into Maryland.


Legislation being advanced in the General Assembly and the Hogan administration’s support for parks and open space demonstrates Maryland is serious about addressing its “nature crisis.”

Handling more visitors. Removing barriers to park access. Clearing maintenance backlogs. Alleviating low staffing and irregular funding. Coping with climate change. Those are the…

Outdoor Recreation

The state’s new outdoor recreation office is not just a nice-to-have, but an essential part of Marylanders’ health and economy.

Maryland state parks desperately need a boost in funding to hire more permanent staff and update old infrastructure if they want to meet growing…

Program Open Space

By Charlotte Davis and Joel Dunn The writers are, respectively, executive director of the Rural Maryland Council and president and CEO of Chesapeake Conservancy….

By Jennifer Mandato The Maryland congressional delegation is pushing legislation to protect and enhance the natural resources throughout Southern Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay…

The Chesapeake Bay Program is set to get an extra $2.5 million next year, despite a request by President Trump that its current $85…