$1,000/Acre Signing Bonus for CREP Enrollment

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Agriculture has increased its one-time signing bonus to $1,000 per acre for eligible farmers and landowners who install forest buffers along qualifying stream corridors through the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP). Farmers and landowners with new contracts for CREP practice CP22 riparian buffers effective on or after October 1, 2021, are eligible. All other CREP contracts and re-enrollments remain eligible for a $100 per acre signing bonus. For more Information: Click Here
October 20, 2021 / Education, Program / Keli Kirby / Permalink

Landowner Forestry Workshop

Southern Maryland Forestry Workshop

University of Maryland Extension and the Charles Soil Conservation District are sponsoring a class designed to introduce landowners to the process of making a sustainable timber harvest and sale in Southern Maryland. During the course, participants will learn the agencies involved in timber harvest regulations and the different local timber markets to consider when planning a timber sale. We will hear from experts in the field of forestry from University of Maryland Extension, Department of Natural Resources Forestry Service, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and private forestry consulting. Participants will gain the knowledge needed to start the process of making a profitable timber harvest on their land.
Who:           Landowners possibly interested in timber harvest and sale
When:          Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where:         Charles Soil Conservation District 4200 Gardiner Road Waldorf, MD 20601
Cost:           $15
Register:     https://www.eventbrite.com/e/southern-maryland-forestry-workshop-tickets-177119638607
PLEASE NOTE: We will be following current county regulations regarding masking in indoor settings. Participants will be required to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose while indoors to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Do not attend the meeting if you have a cough, fever, or other symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days prior to the event.
For questions about the event, please contact the Charles County Extension Office at (301) 934-5403. If you require special accommodations, please contact the extension office by October 6.
October 6, 2021 / Uncategorized / Keli Kirby / Permalink


Inspired by, and building on others' endeavors, BeaverCON brings to light much of the cutting edge research showing how beaver provide necessary ecological recovery, assist with restoring threatened and endangered species, improve water quality, and provide important adaptations to climate change.
A hands-on conference made for Restoration Professionals, Land Use Managers, Road/Infrastructure Specialists, Ecologists, Engineers & BEAVER ENTHUSIASTS!
Tuesday March 8th - Thursday March 10th
Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore Hunt Valley
To Register: Click Here
September 24, 2021 / Uncategorized / Keli Kirby / Permalink
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