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Chesapeake Bay Field Office’s Support to Maryland Translates into Successful Restoration
Northeast Region, December 8, 2011
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Seedlings planted along slope
Seedlings planted along slope - Photo Credit: Rich Mason , U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Seedlings planted in 2010
Seedlings planted in 2010 - Photo Credit: Rich Mason, U.S. Fish and wildlife Service
Planted tree buffer
Planted tree buffer - Photo Credit: Rich Mason, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Chesapeake Bay Field Office’s Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program has been an active participant, promoting Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) to Maryland landowners for upland, wetland and riparian habitat restoration and enhancement projects. Biologists provided technical assistance and also assisted landowners with finding various funding sources to assure projects get completed.

 

For the sixth year, Chesapeake Bay Field Office also provided a forestry crew that assisted 12 landowners with buffer management work in Frederick and Allegany Counties. The crew worked on tree buffers that were planted over the last several years. The crew removed thousands of tree shelters, and replanted 15,000 tree seedlings in areas of low survival thereby increasing the chances of the buffers becoming fully functioning by the end of the contract period. Landowners greatly appreciated the much needed free assistance, and the good will helped build continued community support for CREP.

For more Information contact:
Al Rizzo
410/573-4543
al_rizzo@fws.gov

Rich Mason                                                                                                                                                                                                          410/573-4584                                                                                                                                                                               rich_mason@fws.gov


Contact Info: Kathryn Reshetiloff, 410-573-4582, kathryn_reshetiloff@fws.gov



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