Department Of Natural Resources
There have been nine drownings in Maryland this summer. Now first responders are urging water safety measures.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is extending the Western Maryland Rail Trail by bypassing a tunnel that’s home to a colony of federally endangered Indiana bats.
Maryland’s oyster population has more than doubled since 2010 due to high oyster survival over the past few years and strong reproduction in the Chesapeake Bay, according to the state’s 2013 fall oyster survey.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says it aims to reduce the number of invasive blue and flathead catfish in the state’s waterways, partly by encouraging people to eat them.
The Department of Natural Resources says it’s preparing to resume trout production at a western Maryland facility closed seven years ago after fish there were found to be infected with a trout-killing parasite.
The Maryland Senate on Friday delayed a vote on the nomination of Joseph Gill to be the secretary of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.
Jonathan McKnight of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says hunters should shoot if they encounter a wild hog in the woods or fields.
Maryland deer hunters who use muzzle-loading firearms have another two weeks to fill their tags.
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says hunters killed 2 percent more deer than last year during the two-week firearm season that ended Saturday.
Portions of the Maryland Department of National Resources are moving from downtown Cumberland to offices in Rocky Gap State Park in nearby Flintstone.
Some nearby landowners are opposing a state plan for two off-road vehicle trails on Sideling Hill in western Maryland.
Read what Ranger Shea Niemann of Patapsco Valley State Park has to say about camping in Maryland.