Don’t just be a tree-hugger; our forests need no-net-loss heroes

April 3, 2019

In this month's Chesapeake Bay Journal, our Director of Programs, Sheila McMenamin, discusses the importance of the "No Net LosS" bill of the Forest Conservation Act. You can read more here!

"Currently, the state of Maryland touts a goal to maintain its level of “40 percent of the state covered in tree canopy.” The operative word here is “canopy.” The Forest Conservation Act’s “No Net Loss” bill would change this wording to “40 percent of the state covered in forest land.” As an English-major-turned-urban-forester in the city of Baltimore, I can see how people get lost in these semantics, but I can assure that this change is essential to the health of our state and its residents."

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