Forests Important for Water Quality

Overview

These are forests that are the most effective in preventing pollution to streams, rivers and bays and maintaining healthy stream hydrology.  

Data Layer Description

Source

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Location

Maryland

Scale: unknown

Description

This data layer identifies conservation priorities for forested areas that maximize water quality benefits.  The groups of factors were used to identify these conservation priorities and include 1) important forest areas in locations with greatest ability to protect water quality, 2) regional factors that influence nutrient delivery, and 3) aquatic resources that need to be sustained (the fish in the drinkable, swimmable, fishable water quality goals)  

How to get the data layer

Contact

Kevin Coyne
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tel: 410-260-8985

How you might make use of this data layer

This data layer identifies forests that are the most effective in preventing pollution to streams, rivers and bays and maintaining healthy stream hydrology.

How to get more information

Visit Maryland DNR's Forest Management Data page.

Or contact Tim Culbreth
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Tel: 410-260-8589

Access and use constraints

Access Constraints:  None
Use Constraints:  The Department of Natural Resources makes no warranty, expressed or implied, as to the use or appropriateness of Spatial Data, and there are no warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use.  The information contained in Spatial Data is from publicly available sources, but no representation is made as to the accuracy or completeness of Spatial Data.  The Department of Natural Resources shall not be subject to liability for human error, error due to software conversion, defect, or failure of machines, or any material used in the connection with the machines, including tapes, disks, CD-ROMs or DVD-ROMs and energy.  The Department of Natural Resources shall not be liable for any lost profits, consequential damages, or claims against the Department of Natural Resources by third parties.  The liability of the Department of Natural Resources for damage regardless of the form of the action shall not exceed any distribution fees that may have been paid in obtaining Spatial Data.

Credits

Maryland Department of Natural Resources

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