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The Maryland Natural Resource Magazine - Fall 2014

Autumn on Gunpowder River by James Stimpert 

Let The Maryland Natural Resource inspire you, your friends and loved ones to enjoy, protect and live in harmony with Maryland's breathtaking landscapes, waterways and wildlife. From camping to conserving land, from boating to bicycling, from hunting to healthy streams, this quarterly magazine has something for everyone! The Maryland Natural Resource IS your guide to recreation & conservation in Maryland!

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pdf iconProgram partners sign the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, photo by Jay BakerThe Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement
By Kristen Fleming
Accountable restoration

pdf iconThe Chesapeake Bay from Sandy Point State ParkThe Bay Blueprint
By Chris Becraft
Recommitting to the future

pdf iconOcean City MD from the air, photo by Janet Thomas - UMCES - IANBuilding Coastal Resiliency
By Zoe Johnson, Sasha Land, and Kate Skaggs
Preparation for a changing climate

Arundel on the Bay after restorationpdf iconTrust in Action
By CCS Staff and Volunteers
A Photo Essay

Kayaking around Kent Island, photo by Lisa Gutierrezpdf iconWater Ways
By Lisa Gutierrez
Coastal access in Maryland

pdf icon2 fishermen holding large Striped bass, photo by Kevin CorbinCooling It
By Jessica Hawkins
Fall fishing opportunities

pdf iconThe Swinging Bridge at Orange Grove in Pataspco Valley State Park, photo by Max BuffingtonSaving the Places We Love
By Max Buffington
Patapsco Valley State Park

pdf icon2 Bald eagles by Tom CliftonFlying Free
By Candy Thomson
Protecting Maryland raptors

"I don't want to protect the environment. I want to live in a world where the environment doesn't need protecting." - Unknown

​​Wild Shot

Photo of a praying mantis among fall foliage, by Lori R. Bramble
Photo by Lori R. Bramble

Known for their voracious hunting habits, two of three praying mantis species found in Maryland were intentionally introduced for insect control. (The third is native to the area.) These predators can turn their heads a full 180 degrees, see up to 60 feet away and attack their victims with a paralyzing bite to the neck.  Natural exterminators, they will take care of most garden pests, though they avoid areas treated with pesticides.

Recipe for Rockfish Ceviche

softshell crab dish

This recipe is quite involved and has more ingredients than we have room for on this page. Please check out this and all the Maryland recipes at plus information about the industry and history of seafood in Maryland.

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The Nature of Things

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Short Takes

DNR @ Work

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The Fall 2014 Issue

Editorial Support

Stephen Badger · David Cabrera
Karis King · Darlene Walker


Chris Becraft · Max Buffington

Lauren Dorrill · Kristen Fleming

Lisa Gutierrez · Jessica Hawkins

Zoe Johnson · Sasha Land

Katherine Stanford · Kate Skaggs

Candy Thomson