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08.07.01.00.htm 08.07.01.00. Title 08 DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES Subtitle 07 FORESTS AND PARKS Chapter 01 State Forests Authority: Natural Resources Article, §5-209, Annotated Code of Maryland
08.07.01.01.htm 08.07.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Commissioned officer” means a forest or park warden, or a forest or park ranger, having the authority stated in Natural Resources Article, §5-206, Annotated Code of Maryland, or a Natural Resources police officer having the authority stated in Natural Resources Article, §1-204, Annotated Code of Maryland.2) "Department" means the Department of Natural Resources..
08.07.01.02.htm 08.07.01.02. 02 State Forests.. A. The State forest system consists of the following areas in §B of this regulation, as delineated on maps filed in the Office of the Secretary of Natural Resources.B. Names and Locations of State Forests. The general locations of State-owned forests are listed below by county:1) Allegany ― Green Ridge;. 2) Cecil ― Elk Neck;. 3) Caroline ― Eastern Shore Tree Nursery;. 4) Charles ― Doncaster Demonstration;. 5) Charles and Prince George's ― Cedarville;.
08.07.01.03.htm 08.07.01.03. 03 Hunting and Trapping.. A. Unless otherwise posted, hunting and trapping:. 1) Are permitted during the regular open hunting and trapping season; and. 2) Shall be conducted in conformity with State law.. B. The Director may regulate specific areas, seasons, methods of harvest, and species hunted in accordance with State and federal law.C. Except by written permit, an individual may not trap or attempt to trap on lands owned or controlled by the Department. Th
08.07.01.04.htm 08.07.01.04. 04 Weapons.. A. Definition. In this regulation, "weapon" means:. 1) A device capable of propelling a projectile at high velocity by mechanical means, by explosion, or by expanding gas, including but not limited to a firearm, crossbow, or longbow;2) A dirk knife, bowie knife, switchblade (except penknives without switchblades) sand club, metal knuckles, razor, or nunchaku; or3) A device capable of:. a) Inflicting death or bodily harm to an individual,.
08.07.01.05.htm 08.07.01.05. 05 Fishing.. A. Except in a posted area, an individual may fish in the waters of a State forest for finfish, if the individual complies with the State fishing laws.B. Permit.. 1) Fishing for other than finfish is by permit only.. 2) A permit may be issued by the Director..
08.07.01.06.htm 08.07.01.06. 06 Closing Against Entry.. A. This regulation does not apply to employees of the Department on official business.. B. The Director may, by notice, close certain areas of State forests to public entry and travel.. C. An individual or vehicle may not enter or remain on lands or waters owned or managed by the Service after posted hours of closing to public use.D. A vehicle remaining on lands or waters after the posted hours for closing to public use, or on areas closed to public entr
08.07.01.07.htm 08.07.01.07. 07 Swimming.. Unless posted as prohibited, an individual may wade or swim in State forest waters..
08.07.01.08.htm 08.07.01.08. 08 Camping.. Camping in State forests is by permit issued by a forest officer. The permit shall specify the place and time period for camping.
08.07.01.09.htm 08.07.01.09. 09 Commercial Enterprise.. A. An individual may not use the property or resources of a State forest for commercial gain without obtaining a permit from the Service. Permits may be issued by the Director.B. Unless a permit is obtained from the Service, an individual may not sell, hire, or lease an object of merchandise, or a vessel or vehicle designed or used for the transportation of passengers or property.
08.07.01.10.htm 08.07.01.10. 10 Fires.. A. An individual shall obtain a permit from the Service before kindling, building, maintaining, or using an open fire within a State forest.B. A fire permit may be revoked at any time by a forest officer.. C. A fire shall be continuously under the surveillance of a competent individual 16 years old or older. A fire shall be extinguished before the responsibility of the permittee ends.D. An individual may not discard a burning object within a State forest..
08.07.01.11.htm 08.07.01.11. 11 Advertising.. Unless a permit is obtained from the Service, an individual may not erect or post a sign, notice, or literature in a State forest.
08.07.01.12.htm 08.07.01.12. 12 Refuse and Rubbish.. A. Except in containers provided by the Service, an individual may not deposit garbage, sewage, waste, foodstuffs, paper, or other litter in a State forest.B. An individual may not deposit in Service-provided containers garbage, sewage, foodstuffs, paper, or other litter originating from a private residence, commercial business, or other source outside of State forest boundaries.
08.07.01.13.htm 08.07.01.13. 13 Plants, Rocks, Minerals, and Animals.. A. This regulation does not apply to forest personnel in the performance of their duties.. B. Except as authorized in Regulation .03 of this chapter and §C and D of this regulation, an individual may not remove, disturb, damage, or destroy any plant, rock, mineral, or animal in a State forest.C. Timber, firewood, or other forest products may be taken from a State forest after a permit has been obtained from the ServD. Samples of flora or su
08.07.01.14.htm 08.07.01.14. 14 Traffic and Parking.. A. The use of State forest roads is subject to the provisions of the laws of Maryland and the regulations of the Service. Roads may be closed to traffic when this action is considered necessary by a forest officer.B. Instructions from a forest officer to reduce the speed of a vehicle, to bring it to a stop, or to alter its direction, shall be obeyed immediately by the driver when traveling a State forest road.
08.07.01.15.htm 08.07.01.15. 15 Fees and Charges.. An individual may not make use of, or gain admittance to, a facility or activity in a State forest for which there is a fee, unless the fee is paid.
08.07.01.16.htm 08.07.01.16. 16 Grazing.. Except under special permit or lease from the Service, grazing of cattle, horses, sheep, goats, or other domestic animals is not allowed in a State forest.
08.07.01.17.htm 08.07.01.17. 17 Pets.. Pets shall be kept under reasonable control consistent with the safety of forest users and forest wildlife. An individual with a pet shall prevent the pet from biting individuals.Pets may not be permitted to disturb forest wildlife outside of hunting activities.
08.07.01.18.htm 08.07.01.18. 18 Relics, Treasures, and Metal Detectors.. A. The policy of the Service is to safeguard the archeological resources under its care. The guidelines in §B and C of this regulation shall be followed.B. Without permits from the Office of Archeology, Maryland Historical Trust, Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department, an individual may not dig in search of buried relics or treasures, remove prehistoric or historic artifacts, or use metal detecto
08.07.01.19.htm 08.07.01.19. 19 Intoxicants.. A. An individual younger than 21 years old may not consume, transport, or possess intoxicating beverages within a State forest.B. An individual may not consume or possess an open container of an intoxicating beverage on a parking lot, roadway, trail, or other designated area within a State forest.C. The Director may prohibit intoxicating beverages in an area of a State forest..
08.07.01.20.htm 08.07.01.20. 20 Disorderly Conduct.. An individual may not act in a disorderly manner in a State forest by:. A. Making loud and unseemly noises or profanely cursing, swearing, or using obscene language;. B. Indecently exposing their person or performing any indecent act;. C. Throwing missiles, to the annoyance of the public;. D. Interfering with, encumbering, obstructing, or rendering dangerous any public place;. E. Engaging in, instigating, or encouraging a confrontation or fight;.
08.07.01.21.htm 08.07.01.21. 21 Lawful Order of a Forest Officer.. An individual shall obey a reasonable or lawful order of a forest officer or other commissioned officer in connection with the enforcement of Natural Resources laws, regulations, or other State laws.
08.07.01.22.htm 08.07.01.22. 22 Fireworks.. Without a permit, an individual may not possess or use fireworks or other explosive or combustible devices intended for the creation of a display of noise, light, or smoke in a State forest.
08.07.01.23.htm 08.07.01.23. 23 Shooting Ranges.. A. Bow and Arrow Range.. 1) The following restrictions apply on field archery courses established by or with the permission of the Service:a) Only field tip or blunt arrows shall be used;. b) An individual may shoot only at established targets; and. c) An individual may not use the range outside the posted hours of operation.. 2) The Director may establish regulations for the use of the range.. B. Firearms Range.. 1) The following restrict
08.07.01.24.htm 08.07.01.24. 24 Encroachment.. A. Private encroachments are prohibited on State forest land. Encroachments include, but are not limited to:1) Fences;. 2) Walls;. 3) Dog runs;. 4) Dog houses;. 5) Storage structures;. 6) Driveways;. 7) Compost piles;. 8) Swimming pools;. 9) Tree houses;. 10) Play houses;. 11) Woodpiles;. 12) Gardens;. 13) Play equipment;. 14) Television or radio reception devices; and. 15) Other devices, structures, refuse, or material.. B. Private mowing, cleari
08.07.01.25.htm 08.07.01.25. 25 Use of Trails.. The Service may restrict the use of bicycles, mountain bikes, and animals on certain trails in a State forest.
08.07.01.26.htm 08.07.01.26. 26 Equipment Use.. After obtaining a permit from a forest officer, special equipment such as chain saws or other motorized equipment may be used. Machinery powered by gasoline, diesel, or other combustible substances shall be equipped with a satisfactory spark arrestor to prevent a fire hazard.
08.07.01.9999.htm 08.07.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 3, 1974 (1:1 Md. R. 68). Regulations .01, .02A and B, .04, .06, .15C, .16, .17A and D, .19, and .20 amended effective April 26, 1982 (9:8 Md. R. 821)Regulation .01B amended effective July 16, 1984 (11:14 Md. R. 1249). Regulation .04B amended effective February 19, 1990 (17:3 Md. R. 296). Regulation .04E adopted effective February 19, 1990 (17:3 Md. R. 296). Regulation .04-1 adopted effective February 19, 1990 (17:3 Md. R. 296).
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