Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias), New Germany State Park, Grantsville, Maryland, October 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Department of Natural Resources works to ensure the preservation, development, wise use, and enjoyment of Maryland's natural resources for the greatest benefit to the State and its citizens. The Department coordinates all natural resources activities within the State and reviews and evaluates all natural resources policies, plans, programs, and practices of county, State, regional and federal agencies and institutions. Some 480,995 acres of public land throughout the State are managed by the Department.
Oak Tree, Davidsonville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.
Maryland Geological Survey, 2300 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Maryland Geological Survey is part of the Department of Natural Resources.
Io moth, Glen Burnie, Maryland, January 2013. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
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