The B-CC IWLA provides many opportunities for its members to become actively involved in the Chapter’s ongoing Forestry Program by planting trees, maintaining 26-plus miles of trails, and serving on various Ad Hoc Committees that are responsible for maintaining and conserving our woodlands.
The conservation farm provides food and cover for upland wildlife native to Maryland forests including black bear, white-tail deer, red fox, raccoon, rabbits, and a myriad of reptiles, amphibians, insects and birds. The farm is contiguous (across River Road) to the 2000+ acre McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area, which in turn adjoins Seneca State Park, the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and the Potomac River, creating a broad swathe of of undeveloped area that forms a corridor for wildlife movement.
Since 2009, B-CC IWLA members have planted over 2,500 native hardwood trees in old, depleted agricultural fields and restored miles of hiking trails throughout the Chapter’s Conservation Farm.
Contact the B-CC IWLA Forestry Committee HERE
In 2012 the B-CC IWLA completed its “Forest Management And Stewardship Plan” for the 623-acre Conservation Farm and submitted the plan to the Montgomery County Planning Commission. (Click here to download a copy of the Forest Management and Stewardship Plan).