A Forest Stand Delineation (FSD) was conducted in 2010 and refined in 2013 to account for all design refinements. The FSD evaluated all areas within the project limits and defined forested areas in accordance with Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) technical definition of a forest. Forested areas were analyzed and documented including size, composition, and health. The FSD was approved by DNR and has served as the foundation of the Forest Conservation Plan (FCP) associated with the project. The FSD study area for this project is an approximately 16-mile, east-west corridor between Bethesda and New Carrollton, Maryland and is located within the Anacostia, Potomac and Rock Creek watersheds, all of which are part of the greater Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Forest Stand Delineation
Forest Stand Delineation Report