The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is proud to announce that Scott Daniels has been named Forester of the Year by the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters.

Daniels, of the Maryland Forest Service, works with private landowners who strive to be good stewards of their properties and care for the trees on their forested lands.

Daniels was selected unanimously by his peers in the association’s territory, which includes 20 states from Maine to Maryland (and the District of Columbia), to its western boundary from Minnesota to Missouri.

He was presented the award April 25 at a regional meeting in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.