Green Ridge State Forest
At 47,560 acres, Green Ridge State Forest is the second largest state forest in Maryland and the “largest contiguous block of public land in Maryland.” It offers opportunities for target shooting, hunting, fishing, primitive camping, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, a driving tour, “geocaching” (see http://www.geocaching.com/), and paddling.
According to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, “The first forest management activities at Green Ridge were performed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the 1930’s. Their main focus was fire control. Other work consisted of building roads, trails, recreation enhancements, and the management of existing forest for its future timber and wildlife potential.”
Maryland Department of Natural Resources, at http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/greenridgeforest.asp, accessed November 25, 2012.
Project originally submitted by Brent McKee - wpatoday.org on November 29, 2012.
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