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Baltimore-Washington Partnership for Forest Stewardship Expands with MOU Signing

The region between Baltimore and Washington D.C. provides important ecosystem services to its many neighbors and residents—clean air and water, reduced soil erosion, flood control, biodiversity, and recreational and educational opportunities. It also removes pollutants from the Chesapeake Bay, whose tributaries run through the land. However, this region is highly urbanized. Its tree cover declined by 3,151 acres between 1986 and 2006. A number of Federal and partner agencies with jurisdiction to manage land that is still largely natural wanted to be better stewards of the land and support each other’s efforts to conserve and restore forests, wetlands, and other “green space.”

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Water

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2011

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