DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

HISTORICAL EVOLUTION


[photo, Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, Maryland] Department of Natural Resources
Conservation Commission, 1916-41
Conservation Department, 1922-41
Board of Natural Resources, 1941-69
Department of Natural Resources, 1969-


Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, Maryland, April 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Maryland Geological Survey, 2300 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland] Maryland Geological Survey
State Geological Survey, 1834-1841
State Geological & Economic Survey, 1896-1941
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Geology, Mines, & Water Resources, 1941-64
Board of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey, 1964-69
Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey, 1969-92
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management, Maryland Geological Survey, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Programs, Resource Assessment Administration, Maryland Geological Survey, 1995
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Programs, Resource Assessment Service, Maryland Geological Survey, 1995-2003
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Programs, Resource Assessment Service, Maryland Geological Survey, 2003-07
Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources, Resource Assessment Service, Maryland Geological Survey, 2007-

Maryland Geological Survey, 2300 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Natural Resources Police Force
State Oyster Police Force, 1868-74
Commissioner of Fisheries, State Fishery Force, 1874-80
Board of Public Works, State Fishery Force, 1880-1922
Conservation Department, Maryland Patrol & Inspection Fleet, 1922-39
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Tidewater Fisheries, Division of Inspection & Patrol, 1941-62
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Tidewater Fisheries, Maryland State Marine Police, 1962-64
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Chesapeake Bay Affairs, Maryland State Marine Police, 1964-69
Department of Natural Resources, Maryland State Marine Police, 1969-72
Department of Natural Resources, Natural Resources Police Force, 1972-92
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management, Natural Resources Police Force, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Public Lands, Natural Resources Police Force, 1995-2003
Department of Natural Resources, Management Services, Natural Resources Police Force, 2003-06
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Conservation, Natural Resources Police, 2006-07
Department of Natural Resources, Office of Secretary, National Resources Police Force, 2007-

Resource Assessment Service
Fish Commissioners, 1870-1916
Conservation Commission, 1916-41
Conservation Department, 1922-32
Conservation Department, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, 1922-41
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Tidewater Fisheries, 1941-64
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Chesapeake Bay Affairs, 1964-69
Department of Natural Resources, Department of Chesapeake Bay Affairs, 1969-72
Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Administration, 1972-79
Department of Natural Resources, Tidewater Administration, 1979-92
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management, Tidewater Administration, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Programs, Resource Assessment Administration, 1995
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Programs, Resource Assessment Service, 1995-2003
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Programs, Resource Assessment Service, 2003-07
Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Programs, Resource Assessment Service, 2007-

Fisheries Service
State Game Warden, 1896-1922
Conservation Commission, 1922-35
Conservation Department, 1935-39
Department of Game & Inland Fish, 1939-41
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Game & Inland Fish, 1941-69
Department of Natural Resources, Department of Game & Inland Fish, 1969-70
Department of Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Administration, 1970-72
Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Administration, 1972-84
Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Park & Wildlife Service, 1984-92
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management, Fish, Heritage, & Wildlife Administration, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Services, Fish, Heritage, & Wildlife Administration, 1995
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Service, Fisheries Service, 1995-2003
Department of Natural Resources, Forests, Parks, Fish & Wildlife, Fisheries Service, 2003-06
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Conservation, Fisheries Service, 2006-07
Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources, Fisheries Services, 2007-


[photo, Tawes State Office Building lobby, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland] Wildlife & Heritage Service
State Game Warden, 1896-1922
Conservation Commission, 1922-35
Conservation Department, 1935-39
Department of Game & Inland Fish, 1939-41
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Game & Inland Fish, 1941-69
Department of Natural Resources, Department of Game & Inland Fish, 1969-70
Department of Natural Resources, Fish & Wildlife Administration, 1970-72
Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Administration, 1972-84
Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Park & Wildlife Service, 1984-92
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management, Fish, Heritage, & Wildlife Administration, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Services, Fish, Heritage, & Wildlife Administration, 1995
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Service, Forest, Wildlife & Heritage Service, 1995-2001
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Service, Wildlife & Heritage Service, 2001-03
Department of Natural Resources, Forests, Parks, Fish & Wildlife, Wildlife & Heritage Service, 2003-06
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Conservation, Wildlife & Heritage Service, 2006-07
Department of Natural Resources, Land Resources, Wildlife & Heritage Serivce, 2007-

Tawes State Office Building lobby, 580 Taylor Ave., Annapolis, Maryland, April 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Pine trees near Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, Maryland] Maryland Park Service
Board of Forestry, 1906-41
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Forests & Parks, 1941-69
Department of Natural Resources, Department of Forests & Parks, 1969-72
Department of Natural Resources, Forest Service, 1972-82
Department of Natural Resources, Park Service, 1972-82
Department of Natural Resources, Forest & Park Service, 1982-84
Department of Natural Resources, Forest, Park & Wildlife Service, 1984-91
Department of Natural Resources, Public Lands, State Forest & Park Service, 1991-92
Department of Natural Resources, Public Lands & Forestry, State Forest & Park Service, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Public Lands, State Forest & Park Service, 1995-2003
Department of Natural Resources, Property Management & Enterprise Activities, Maryland Park Service, 2004-05
Department of Natural Resources, Conservation & Management, Maryland Park Service, 2005-06
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation, Maryland Park Service, 2006-07
Department of Natural Resources, Land Resources, Maryland Park Service, 2007-

Pine cone boughs near Department of Natural Resources, Annapolis, Maryland, May 1999. Photo by Diane P. Frese.


Forest Service
Board of Forestry, 1906-41
Board of Natural Resources, Department of Forests & Parks, 1941-43
Board of Natural Resources, Forest Conservancy Districts Program, 1943-69
Department of Natural Resources, Forest Conservancy Districts Program, 1969-71
Department of Natural Resources, Technical Forestry Reforestation Program, 1971-79
Department of Natural Resources, Cooperative Forest Management, 1979-83
Department of Natural Resources, Cooperative Forestry Program, 1983-91
Department of Natural Resources, Forestry Programs, 1991-92
Department of Natural Resources, Public Lands & Forestry, Forest Service, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Services, Forest Service, 1995
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Service, Forest, Wildlife & Heritage Service, Forest Service, 1995-2001
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Service, Wildlife & Heritage Service, Forest Service, 2001-03
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Service, Forest Service, 2003-07
Department of Natural Resources, Land Resources, Forest Service, 2007-

Aquatic Resources
Department of the Environment, Water Management Administration, Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Programs, 1987-92
Department of the Environment, Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Management Administration, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay & Watershed Programs, 1995-2003
Department of Natural Resources, Chesapeake Bay Programs, 2003-07
Department of Natural Resources, Aquatic Resources, 2007-

Land Acquisition & Planning
Department of Natural Resources, Capital Programs Administration, Land Planning Services
Department of Natural Resources, Capital Programs Administration, Greenways & Resource Planning, 1991-95
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation Service, Resource Planning, 1995-2000
Department of Natural Resources, Public Lands, Resource Planning, 2000-03
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation, Resource Planning, 2003-06
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation, Public Lands Policy & Planning, 2006-07

Department of Natural Resources, Land Enhancement Services, 1995
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation Service, 1995-2000
Department of Natural Resources, Capital Grants & Loans Administration, 2000-03
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation, 2003-07

Department of Natural Resources, Land Resources, Land Acquisition & Planning, 2007-

Resource Conservation
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management, 1992-95
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Management Service, 1995-2003
Department of Natural Resources, Forests, Parks, Fish & Wildlife, 2003-06
Department of Natural Resources, Resource Conservation, 2006-07

Land Resources
Department of Natural Resources, Land Enhancement Services, 1995
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation Service, 1995-2000
Department of Natural Resources, Capital Grants & Loans Administration, 2000-03
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation, 2003-04
Department of Natural Resources, Property Management & Enterprise Activities, 2004-05
Department of Natural Resources, Conservation & Land Management, 2005-06
Department of Natural Resources, Land & Water Conservation, 2006-07
Department of Natural Resources, Land Resources, 2007-

Information Technology
Department of Natural Resources, Management Information Service
Department of Natural Resources, Information Technology Service, 2000-06
Department of Natural Resources, Information Technology & Licensing, 2006-07
Department of Natural Resources, Mission Support, Information Technology, 2007-

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