Park Rangers

Mission: To enhance the park patrons experience by providing quality customer service and information related to park safety, amenities, resources, and regulations while protecting the environment. 

For more information, visit https://www.howardcountymd.gov/parkrangers

Forest Conservation Inspections and Enforcement

The Natural Resources Division of the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks performs all inspections and enforcement of post-development forest conservation easements in Howard County.  With the passing of the Howard County Forest Conservation Act in 1993 development regulations now require consideration of forest resources and the creation of forest conservation easements during most development projects.  Inspections staff within the Natural Resources Division verify forest conservatio