In the fall, people from all across Frederick gathered after planting hundreds of trees with Stream-Link Education in Thurmont to demand stronger protections for local forests. Frederick County has been losing too much forested land for too long: according to the Livable Frederick Master Plan, 420.3 acres of forest each year are being lost, and approximately 5,464 acres of forest were lost in the county from 2001-2014. If that trend continues, Frederick would lose over 2,000 acres between now and 2025 - an unacceptable loss to Frederick County’s air quality, the Monocacy River and local streams, climate resiliency, and quality of life.
Right now, the Frederick County Council is considering two bills to reverse that trend.
If approved, this no net forest loss legislation would restore Frederick County’s position as a leader in forest conservation in the face of intense development pressure.
Join the public hearing from the comfort of your own home! The County Council will be hearing public comment on July 7 at 7PM by phone. Click here for details on how to join!
And click below to email the County Council and Planning Commission your comments. Add why forests are important to you - personal messages mak