Comment Deadline Extended on Chesapeake Forest Hunting Leases

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has extended the time in which staff will accept public comment on a proposal for restructuring the Chesapeake Forest Lands lease program for hunting clubs. Following requests from the department’s active and engaged stakeholders, comments will be accepted online through Aug. 19, a one-month extension.

Maryland Forest Service staff hosted a public meeting on June 18 to present the proposal and begin the public input process. To be considered, all comments they must be entered through the department’s website.

The Chesapeake Forest Lands comprise more than 73,000 acres in Caroline, Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester counties.