Maryland River/Stream Management Strategy Guiding Principles

Created: 12/18/2013 -


The following “Guiding Principles” embrace those concepts and values that the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) “believes in” and will apply to the development of policies and strategies to guide our actions and recommendations pertaining to the management of Maryland’s rivers and streams. These Guiding Principles provide a science-based perspective on rivers and streams intended to help DNR’s Environmental Review Unit effectively evaluate and consistently formulate sound recommendations on proposed projects that could adversely impact these important aquatic resources. These Guiding Principles convey a set of values that all DNR units will embrace in making management recommendations and decisions that affect the State’s rivers and streams.

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Sector Addressed
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Create new or enhance existing policies or regulations
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Water quality
Water supply
Habitat/Biome Type
Rivers and Streams