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Forestry Training for Real Estate Professionals

In Maryland, and the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a whole, private forestland plays a vital role in helping to maintain water quality and overall watershed health.


During the past two decades there has been a rapid increase in the number of forest landowners in the region. Often the only person many new landowners have contact with in terms of understanding the nature of their land purchase is their real estate broker.

The Alliance’s Forestry for the Bay program, along with partners, are developing a four hour professional course to educate Maryland realtors on the economic, ecological and social importance of forest ownership while helping them become versed in the various opportunities and incentives that exist for these landowners.


This course serves also to enhance the marketability of realtors themselves as more knowledgeable land brokers with a better understanding of their product, properties with forestland. Courses will be offered this winter and spring throughout Maryland.

More  information  will be available online soon. Until then, contact  Craig Highfield,  410-267-5723, with questions.

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Marissa Spratley Communications Manager, Maryland & DC Office

Marissa is the Communications Manager at the Alliance’s Headquarters. Her job includes managing communications strategies across the organization and our regional offices.

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