Due to the potential threat of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), and other invasive beetles, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has prohibited the importation of personal firewood into all DNR owned and managed properties. Please do not bring firewood with you when visiting a DNR Property/Park. Please see the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Firewood Policy below.
The EAB quarantine area has been extended, for complete details see the Quarantine Order. For more information regarding EAB please visit the following DNR web site: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/dnrnews/infocus/emerald_ash_borer.asp, or visit the Maryland Department of Agriculture web site: http://mda.maryland.gov/plants-pests/Pages/plants_pests.aspx.
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCESPolicy Number: 07:01Effective Date: May 22, 2007Importation of Firewood into DNR Managed Campsites
PurposeThis policy is intended to help reduce the risk of accidentally introducing the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). This insect is an exotic, invasive wood boring insect that has the potential to devastate the ash tree population and radically alter the forest composition. It has been found in parts of Maryland and nearby states and spreads most rapidly by way of the movement of infested wood products – logs and firewood.
ScopeThis policy applies to all DNR owned or managed properties.
PolicyIt is the policy of the Department of Natural Resources to prohibit the importation of firewood to campsites on DNR owned and managed lands from the campers’ private supply of firewood. Firewood must be purchased from the State Park, State Forest or Wildlife Management Area or from firewood vendors local to the campsite.
ProceduresEffective immediately, the importation of personal firewood into DNR owned and managed State Parks, State Forests and Wildlife Management Areas is prohibited. The following steps will be taken:
This policy will remain in effect until further notice.
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