A History of Green Ridge State Forest

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Green Ridge State Forest is a haven of calm and natural beauty among the Appalachians of western Maryland. This land was once the frontier of the nation, and trailblazers such as Thomas Cresap and George Washington were among the first Europeans to discover its wonders: the swift Potomac, the flowering dogwood and pine in the mountain reaches and the nighttime calls of the bobcat and the barred owl. The vision and stewardship of people like forester Fred W. Besley preserved the forest for future generations of hikers, explorers and families. Join former forest manager Champ Zumbrun as he traverses hidden trails to tell the remarkable story of Green Ridge State Forest.
ISBN: 9781596299023
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Maryland
Images: 58
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Champ Zumbrun recently retired from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, where he worked more than thirty years, with most of that time spent as forest manager at Green Ridge State Forest. He and his wife, Cindy, reside in LaVale, Maryland, where they raised two sons, Jeffrey and Ryan. Zumbrun is a licensed professional forester who obtained his BS in forest resource management at West Virginia University and an MS in management at Frostburg State University in Maryland. He has written a column for the Cumberland Times-News and articles for the Department of Natural Resources, the Forest History Society and local historical organizations. When time permits, he enjoys playing guitar, composing and recording songs.
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