Gary G. Allen, Chair (chosen by Governor), 1999

Appointed by Governor: Frances C. Cullen; Jeff A. Messenger; William R. Miles; Ernest L. Murphy, Ph.D.; Jodi R. O'Day, Esq.; Sylvia D. Whitworth; Robert E. Wolf. Terms expire 1999.

Contact: James E. Mallow

c/o Forest Service
Department of Natural Resources
Tawes State Office Building
580 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401 - 2397
(410) 260-8501
fax: (410) 260-8595

Final Report to Governor due Oct. 30, 2000.

The Governor created the Maryland Forestry Task Force in February 1998 (Executive Order 01.01.1998.09). The Task Force is making a comprehensive survey of the State's forests. It will assess what forest product industries and forest landowners contribute to Maryland's economy and environment and inform Marylanders about these contributions. The Task Force also is studying how forest land affects the State's ecosystem, particularly its water quality.

To conserve, protect, and replenish private forest lands, the Task Force will examine the effects of statutory and regulatory restrictions on landowners. It will consider how economic incentives might keep private forests productive and safe from development, and how to encourage forestry management practices on those lands.

Interim reports were submitted to the Governor in December 1998, and February 2000.

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