MDDepartment of Natural Resources

  • Agency: MDDepartment of Natural Resources
  • Address: 580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, 21401 MD
  • Chief:
Phone: 410-260-8880
Fax:

MDDepartment of Natural Resources is located at 580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, 21401 MD. The MDDepartment of Natural Resources phone number is 410-260-8880.

MDDepartment of Natural Resources News

THIS WEEK'S FISHING REPORT: These shorter, cooler days are a great sign for anglers, as fish in the bay feed heavily to prepare for winter conditions or for migration.White perch are in the deeper holes in the rivers now as the cool temperatures have pushed the perch out of the shallower creeks and coves.On the freshwater scene, many anglers are finding good trout fishing and more activity from coldwater species such as yellow perch, pike, walleye and pickerel.

DON'T THROW AWAY THAT PUMPKIN! Recycle it instead! If you have a leftover pumpkin, then cut it up into pieces and lay it out for wildlife. Squirrels, chipmunks, groundhogs, and even late season butterflies will feed off of the pumpkin. Https://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/HabichatArchive/Habichat48.pdf 📷: Rick Dove

After a very slow start, this is the weekend for some encouraging autumnal colors! Though this will likely be the last hoorah in western Maryland, the central region approaches peak while southern counties and the Eastern Shore start to show bold pops of colors.

Happening now: members of our Chesapeake and Coastal Service, Maryland Conservation Corps, volunteers and project partners work to improve riparian buffers as part of a project at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.

In this month's video we provide some hands-on educational opportunities, welcome new officers, and talk about hunter safety.

Read the Secretary’s Message for November 2018 - New Conservation Officers Step Up to the Challenge

Charming Autumn Scenery by Xucheng Li. This photo was submitted to the 2014 Photo Contest

Maryland's public lands have experienced more than their fair share of unexplained phenomena.

Wishing all our Facebook fans a safe and happy Halloween! 🎃 Original 📸: April Price

#getoutdoors...if you dare!🎃🧛‍♂️🧟‍♀️👻👹🧛‍♀️🧟‍♂️

Young Marylanders can hone their hunting skills with the help of an experienced adult during two Youth Waterfowl Hunt Days set for November 3, 2018, and February 9, 2019.

We are loving the Halloween themed images on our Instagram page. Be sure to follow us and see what we post next! https://www.instagram.com/marylanddnr/ 📷: Janice Binkley

WE ARE HIRING: The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is accepting applications for a Publications and Marketing Manager. The job is a hands-on position responsible for coordinating, creating, writing and/or editing and managing all print and digital communications from the department and its units.

We encourage experienced deer hunters to introduce youth to the time-honored cultural and sporting tradition during two Junior Deer Hunting Days.

The woods can be a scary place any night but especially on Halloween. You can manage your forests to attract all sorts of wildlife, including the not-so-cute and furry. For more information check out: http://dnr.maryland.gov/forests/Pages/programapps/stewcon.aspx #FromtheTreeTops

‪Our Hydrographic Operations crew partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today to remove dangerous marine hazards from Baltimore County waterways.‬

📸 taken at Gambrill State Park

Favorable weather conditions helped bear hunters enjoy success during Maryland’s 15th annual black bear hunt.

REMINDER: As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated at The Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh October 27, 2018, President Donald J. Trump has ordered that the flag of the U.S. shall be flown at half-staff effective IMMEDIATELY until sunset, October 31, 2018. As a matter of protocol, the Maryland flag is lowered to half-staff as well, no flag may be higher than the U.S. flag.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING OPPORTUNITY: join us for one-day volunteer training sessions for individuals interested in helping to monitor state conservation easements.

Conditions this afternoon on the Assawoman Bay in Ocean City. 🎥: Bonnie Arthur

Due to dangerous surf and high tide conditions from a coastal storm, Assateague State Park is under a Red Flag warning, which means that swimming is not permitted. Ocean levels are currently up to base of dune along much of the park, so beach access is also limited at this time,. Staff will monitor conditions throughout the day.

Whether you believe in ghosts, apparitions and poltergeists or not, the fact that Maryland's public lands have experienced more than their fair share of tragedy and unexplained phenomena is undisputable. And Point Lookout State Park, located at the southernmost tip of Maryland's western shore, undoubtedly has the most grisly history of any of the state's parks.

Aboveboard: Fall 2018

See where our fisheries staff have stocked trout in Maryland.