Forest Harvest Plans

Forest Harvest projects that will disturb greater than 5,000 square feet are required to obtain erosion and sediment control plan approval.  A Standard Erosion and Sediment Control Plan for Forest Harvest Operations must be prepared by a Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forester or a private licensed forester and submitted to the District for review and approval.   At a minimum, the standard plan must include an application, site map, soils map, topographical map, vicinity map, and be prepared following the guidelines contained in MDE’s 2015 Standards & Specifications for Forest Harvest Operations As of July 1, 2023, St. Mary’s SCD charges $150.00 to review and approved Standard Forest Harvest Operations Plans.

St. Mary’s County Forest Harvest Application (fillable)
St. Mary’s County E&S Control Plan Conditions and Requirements
Required Plan Contents Checklist
Streamside Management Zone (SMZ) Plan