PlanMaryland: DNR Will Host Natural Resource Mapping Workshops

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To assist with local planning efforts in support of PlanMaryland, Maryland DNR will be hosting a series of regional Natural Resource Mapping Workshops to present and answer questions on valuable resource data layers including:

  • Maryland GreenPrint
  • Climate Impact Areas
  • Other natural resource planning tools

Online registration is open for the meeting dates and locations below. Click the date and time of the meeting you want to attend to register.


Southern Region

November 14, 2012; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (click to register)

Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor Center

11704 Fenno Road; Upper Marlboro, MD 20772


Eastern Region

November 16, 2012; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (click to register)

Wor-Wic Community College

32000 Campus Drive; Salisbury, MD 21804


Western Region

November 27, 2012; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (click to register)

Ft. Frederick State Park

11100 Fort Frederick Road; Big Pool, MD 21711


Central Region

November 28, 2012; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (click to register)

Gwynnbrook Wildlife Management Area

3740 Gwynnbrook Ave; Owings Mills MD 21117


The regional workshops will provide local planners and advocates the chance to meet directly with DNR and other resource specialists on conservation mapping in support of PlanMaryland. At the workshops, planners will hear about how the data was developed, the data use for statewide conservation efforts, what guidance is being developed for these resource areas, and how to communicate these efforts to planning boards and elected officials.


To register, click on the date of the meeting (above) you want to attend. Please feel free to contact Sandi Olek at or 410-260-8979 if you have any questions or need further assistance.


As a reminder the GreenPrint Data can currently be accessed by the following:

  1. GreenPrint ArcGIS Explorer Mapping Application:
    The application works best using the Moxilla Firefox or Safari browser.
  2. MD.State.GreenPrint.2011 Service:
    This data service available through Maryland iMap can be added to your desktop GIS project. The service can be found under the “Environment” folder.
  3. GreenPrint Data:
    The GIS databases are available as a zip file on the above FTP site.
  4. MDP PlanMaryland Mapping Guidance Tool and Guidance Document

Thank you for the courtesy of your time and your consideration.

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Your Chesapeake & Coastal Program Team

Maryland Department of Natural Resources 


This event is offered by the Maryland Coastal Zone Management Program, Department of Natural Resources pursuant to NOAA Award No. NA11NOS4190151. Financial assistance for this event provided by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, as amended, administered by the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

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About Bruce

Work for sustainable development of small islands and the Chesapeake Bay; ex-Peace Corps (Volunteer and staff) in LA & Caribbean; cruised Caribbean on S/Y Meander for three years; like small tropical islands, French canals, Umbria, Tasmania, and NZ. Married 52 years to the late Kincey Burdett Potter (see President of the now-sunsetting Island Resources Foundation.
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