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There are currently over 600 Chesapeake Bay Program publications from 1957 through the present.

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Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2014-2015)

Publication date: February 02, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The data in Bay Barometer reflect the Chesapeake Bay’s health over the course of many years and, in some cases, decades. The publication offers a snapshot of the best available information from 2014 and 2015 on ecological health and our...

2016 Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Advisory Report

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Annual report published by the Chesapeake Bay Stock Assessment Committee (CBSAC) on the status of the blue crab population in the Chesapeake Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

Evaluating the Design and Implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Shallow Water Monitoring Program 2004

Publication date: November 30, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In July 2001, the Chesapeake Bay Program Monitoring and Analysis Subcommittee's Tidal Monitoring and Analysis Workgroup (TMAW) formed a Tidal Monitoring Design Team that undertook the role of redesigning the Chesapeake Bay Tidal...

Chesapeake Biofuel Policies-Balancing Energy, Economy and Environment 2010

Publication date: January 01, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report, the third in a series on biofuels published by the Chesapeake Bay Commission, looks deeper into development of the industry within the Bay region and zeroes in on achievable goals and important first-step policies. ...

Riparian Forest Buffer Panel Interim Report 1995

Publication date: November 01, 1995 | Type of document:

Restoring water quality and living resources are the principal goals of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  In 1992, these goals were reaffirmed by recognizing the importantce of the Bay's tributary streams and rivers.  Since the,....

Chesapeake Bay Financing Authority Organization Template 2005

Publication date: July 01, 2005 | Type of document:

In January of 2005, the Chesapeake Executive Council issued Directive 04-1 in response to the recommendations set forth by the Blue Ribbon Panel.  That directive instructed the Principals Staff Committee "to convene a Committee of...

Chesapeake Bay Financing Authority Organization Template 2005

Publication date: July 01, 2005 | Type of document:

In January of 2005, the Chesapeake Executive Council issued Directive 04-1 in response to the recommendations set forth by the Blue Ribbon Panel.  That directive instructed the Principals Staff Committee "to convene a Committee of...

Chesapeake Bay 1994 Oyster Fishery Management Plan Part II 1994

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document:

The goal of the 1994 Oyster Fishery Management Plan is:  Enhance the production of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem by restoring habitat, controlling fishing mortality, promoting aquaculture and continuing the repletion programs.

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Chesapeake Bay 1994 Oyster Fishery Management Plan Part I 1994

Publication date: December 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan was developed as a revision of the 1989 Chesapeake Bay Oyster Management Plan under the direction of the Fisheries Management Plan Workgroup.  Staff from the Maryland Department of Natural...

Chesapeake Bay American Eel Fishery Management Plan 1991

Publication date: December 18, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The goal of the Chesapeake Bay American Eel Management Plan is to manage the American eel harvest in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries so that harvest does not exceed the reproductive capacity of the population to maintain its size...

Chesapeake Bay Toxics Reduction Strategy Stakeholder Roundtables 1994

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

With the direct assistance of the Alliance of Chesapeake Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program's Toxics Subcommittee sponsored a series of stakeholder roundtables to solicit active public participation in the strategy development. ...

Toxics Reevaluation and Revision Highlights 2000

Publication date: March 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Our goal is a Chesapeake Bay free toxics by reducing or eliminating the inputof chemical contaminants from all controllable sources to levels that result in no toxic or bioaccumulative impact on the living resources that inhabit the Bay...

The Chesapeake Bay Agenda An Action Agenda 1991

Publication date: August 01, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

We have scored significant gains in our common effort to sustain the productivity and safeguard the future of the Chesapeake Bay.  Under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, literally hundreds of tasks have been initiated to fulfill its...

Chessapeake Bay_Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes

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Thousands of miles of fish spawning habitat on Chesapeake Bay tributaries are currently blocked by dams, culverts and other obstructions.  Restorating and protecting the Bay's vital fishery resources are  integral components of the 1987...

Chesapeake Bay Bluefish Fishery Management Plan 1990

Publication date: December 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

One of the strategies for implementing the Living Resources Commitments of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement is to develop and adopt a series of baywide fishery management plans (FMPs)for commercially, recreationally, and selected...

Chesapeake Bay Atlantic Croaker and Spot Fishery Management Plan 1991

Publication date: December 08, 1992 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

One of the strategies for implementing the Living Resources Commitments of the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement is to develop and adopt a series of baywide fishery management plans (FMPs) for commercially, recreationally, and selected...

1992 Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay 1993

Publication date: December 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In 1992, the Chesapeake Bay had 28,591 hectares of SAV, compared to 25,623 hectareas in 1991, with 2,516 hectares (8.7%), 13,713 hectares (48.9%), and 12,362 hectares (43.2%) occurring in the Upper, Middle and Lower Bay zones,...

1992 Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesaepake Bay 1993

Publication date: December 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In 1992, the Chesapeake Bay had 28,591 hectares of SAV, compared to 25,623 hectares in 1991, with 2,516 hectares (8.7%), 13,713 hectares (48.9%) and 12,362 hectares (434.2$) occurring in the Upper, Middle, and Lower Bayzones,...

1992 Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay 1993

Publication date: December 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In 1992, the Chesapeake Bay had 28,591 hectares of SAV, compared to 25,623 hectares in 1991, with 2,516 hectares (8.7%), 13,713 hectares (448.9%), and 12,362 hectares (43.2%) occurring in the Upper, Middle and Lower Bay zones,...

Submersed Aquatic Plants of the Tidal Potomac River 1983

Publication date: January 01, 1983 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The tidal Potomac River and Estuary are complex environments inhabited by a variety of plants and animals.  These living resources are greatly influenced by dynamic physical and chemical processes which modify their habitat.  They, in...

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1996

Publication date: October 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In 1996, the Chesapeake Bay Program signatories opened 55.8 miles to migratory fish within the Bay watershed.  A total of 267.1 miles have been opened to date, including 148.7 miles opened prior to the Directive.  In addition to 1996...

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay: Recent Advances in Estuarine Sciences Part II 1987

Publication date: December 01, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Scientific knowledge is not static.  The scientific community is continually advancing its understanding of fundamental principles or processes that will eventually have impact on decision of societal importance.  This publication...

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay: Recent Advances in Estuarine Science Part I 1987

Publication date: December 01, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Scientific knowledge is not static.  The scientific community is continually advancing its understanding of fundamental principles or processes that will eventually have impact on decision of societal importance. This publication...

Covariability of dissolved oxygen with physical processes in the summertime Chesapeake Bay 1990

Publication date: January 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Long, rapidly sampled time series measurements of dissolved oxygen, temperature, salinity, currents, winds, tides and isolation were collected during the summer of 1987 across mesohaline Chesapeake Bay.  Anaalyses of the data show that...

Wetlands Workshop 1995

Publication date: October 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This two-day workshop was structured to address each of the topic areas in a one-half day session, with the last session of the workshop set aside to debelop a final list of reserach priorities.  Each half day session was composed of...

Chesapeake Bay Strategy for the Restoration and Protection of Ecologically Valuable Species 1993

Publication date: September 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Ecologically valuable species are defined in the Strategy as those species or groups of species that have significant functions in the ecosystem by:  1)regulating populations of other species (prey and predators); 2)regulating the...

An Introduction to Watershed Management Planning 2003

Publication date: October 01, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Watershed management planning provides opportunities to address water quality and habitat issues within the physical boundaries of a watershed rather than political boundaries.  It is an inclusive approach to support environmental...

Water-Quality Characteristics of Five Tributaries to the Chesapeake Bay at the Fall Line, Virginia, July 1988 through June 1993

Publication date: January 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Development in the Chesapeake Bay region has adversely affected the water quality of the Bay.  The general degradation in the Bay has resulted in the decline of commercial fishing industries and has reduced the area of aquatic...

Virginia Chesapeake Bay Water Quality and Living Resources Monitoring Programs 1998

Publication date: January 05, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document represents a systhesis of the overall findings of water quality and living resources data generated over the first 12 years (1985 through 1996) of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program.  In this report, patterns...

Tributary Water Quality 1984_1985

Publication date: September 01, 1987 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In the summer of 1984, the Environmental Protection Agency, the commonwealth of Virginia and State of Maryland instituted the mainstem water quality monitoring programs to study the Chesapeake Bay.  During this period the Commonwealth...

Report and Recommendations of the Nonpoint Source Evaluation Panel 1990

Publication date: December 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In March 1990, the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), acting on behalf of the Executive Council of the Chesapeake Bay Program, convened this Panel to assess the effectiveness of current efforts to reduce...

Recommendations for Coordinating Phosphorus-Based Nutrient Management in the Chesapeake Bay Region 2002

Publication date: September 01, 2002 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Agriculture Nutrient Reduction Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Nutrient Subcommittee held a one-day conference on "Coordinating Phosphorus-Based Nutrient Management Policies in the Chesapeake Bay Region" on March 29,...

Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River Public Access Guide Part II 1989

Publication date: January 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

We are please to introduce the Bay and River Public Access Guide and to welcome you to Chesapeake country-a regiona rich in natural, cultural, and recreational diversity.  When we signed the 1987 Bay Agreement, we recognized that public...

Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River Public Access Guide Part I 1989

Publication date: January 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

We are pleased to introduce the Bay & River Public Access Guide and to welcome you to Chesapeake country-a region rich in natural, cultural, and recreational diversity.  When we signed the 1987 Bay Agreement, we  recognized that public...

Prospects for Multispecies Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay 1998

Publication date: August 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

fisheries management in Chesapeake Bay, and globally, is based upon single-species plans (FMPs) that oftern have neglected biological interactions such as predator-prey relationships of the so-called technical interactions (e.g....

Recreational Boat Pollution and the Chesapeake Bay 1991

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement includes the commitment "to eliminate pollutant discharges from recreational boats"  as one of its water quality objectives.  This challenge was re-emphasized by EPA Administrator William K. Reill in...

Chesapeake Futures Part II _ Overarching Teme for STAC's Priority Needs in Support of C2K 2003

Publication date: April 17, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report outlines the likely consequences of some of the choices being made currently and their implications for the future of the nation'd lstgest and historically most productive estuary.  Chesapeake Futures: Choices for the 21st...

Introduction to an Ecosystem 2001

Publication date: September 01, 2001 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The relentless encroachment of people threatens the ecological balance of the Bay.  More than 15 million people live, work and play in the watershed.  Each individual directly affects the Bay by adding waste, consuming resources and...

Integrating Watershed and Land Use Planning in Maryland 2005 2007

Publication date: January 01, 2006 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On March 7, 2005, the Chesapeake Bay Program co-sponsored a workshop to bring together planning, natural resource, and regulatory professionals in Maryland to collaborate onhow to incorporate water quality planning and regulatory...

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part III 2003

Publication date: January 01, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report represents the work of many scientifists and technical experts gathered under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.  The projection and estimates emanate from several data...

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part II 2003

Publication date: January 01, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report represents the work of many scientists and technical experts gathered under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.  The projections and estimates emanate from several data...

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part I 2003

Publication date: January 01, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report represents the work of many scientists and technical experts gathered under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee.  The projections and estimates emanate from several data...

Chesapeake 2000 Tax Policy Study 2000

Publication date: January 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Tax policy studies to fund environmental actions from Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

A Comparison of Existing Water Quality Criteria and Standards with Living Resources Habitat Requirements 1989

Publication date: August 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A report prepared by the Criteria and Standards Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resources Subcommittee.  The workgroup was charged with comparing existing water quality criteria and standards with the water quality...

The State of the Chesapeake Bay_Third Biennial Monitoring Report 1989

Publication date: January 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

For the Chesapeake Bay Program, the definition of monitoring takes on additional dimension-the long term process of collecting critical environmental data throughout a 66,500 square mile ecosystem.  Hundreds of individuals-scientists,...

The State of the Chesapeake Bay_Second Annual Monitoring Report 1984_1985

Publication date: January 01, 1984 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This second report from the Chesapeake Bay Program Monitoring Subcommittee summarizes data collected at over 165 stations Bay-wide for the new coordinated monitoring program from June 1984 through September 1985.  This initial effort...

Riparian Forest Buffers Part III 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Workgroup of the Chesapeake  Bay Program Hosted a conference on the subject of Riparian Forest Buffers.  Participants came together to discuss, debate and learn about the...

Riparian Forest Buffers Part II 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program hosted a conference on the subject of Riparian Forest Buffers.  Participants came together to discuss, debate and learn the value of...

Riparian Forest Buffers Part I 1994

Publication date: October 05, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On October 5-6, 1994, the Nutrient Subcommittee and Forestry Work Group of the Chesapeake Bay Progam haosted a conference on the subject of Riparian Forest Buffers.  Participants came together to discuss, debate, and learn about the...

Forest of the Bay Part II 2000

Publication date: January 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Forests are vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.  Policy makers and the public are now recogniing the role the Bay's forests play in helping to maintain water quality, air quality, watershed health and resilience, living...

Forests for the Bay Part I 2000

Publication date: January 01, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Forests are vital to the health of the Chesapeake Bay.  Policy markers and the public are now recognizing the role the Bay's forests play in helping to maintain water quality, air quality, watershed health and resilience, living...

Water-shed-based Approach to Habitat Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay

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The Bay's "living resources" - some 2,700 species of fish, wildlife and plants-provide important recreational, aesthetic, and economic benefits to over 13.6 million people living in its drainage basin.  Chesapeake Bay is likewise...

Wetlands_the Vital Link Between the Watershed and the Bay 1997

Publication date: March 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program, in its effort to measure progress in protecting and restoring wetlands throughout the watershed, committed to performing a status and trends survey of Chesapeake wetlands every five years.  The information...

Virginia Chesapeake Bay Water Quality and Living Resources Monitoring Programs 1985-1996

Publication date: January 01, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document represents a synthesis of the overall findings of water quaity and living resources data gen erated over the first 12 years(1985-1996) of the Virginia Chesapeake Monitoring Program.  In this report, patterns of water...

The Chesapeake Bay Program..An Action Agenda_Envisioning Success 1991

Publication date: August 01, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

We have scored significant gains in our common effort to sustain the productivity and safeguard the future of the Chesapeake Bay.  Under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, literally hundreds of tasks have been initiated to fulfill its...

Land Use for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model 1990

Publication date: March 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report documents the methods used to refine and update land use data for the new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model.  The origin of this work goes back to January 1983 when Northern Virginia Planning District C, Annadale, Virginia,...

First Annual Progress Report under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1985

Publication date: December 01, 1985 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program findings clearly indicated that the Bay is an ecosystem in decline.  The Bay's ecosystem is complex and difficult to understand, but some of the links between problems and their causes became clear in the...

Chesapeake Bay Estuary Program 1991 Annual Report

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

To reverse the precipitous decline in the Bay's resources, in 1983 the Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia, along with the Nayor of the District of Columbia and the Chair of the Chesapeake Bay Commission signed the...

Chesapeake Bay Red Drum Fishery Management Plan 1994

Publication date: April 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Red Drum Management Plan was developed under the direction of the Fisheries Management Workgroup.  Staff from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (VMRC), Plans and Statistics Department, Fisheries Management...

Chesapeake Bay Nonpoint Source Programs Part II 1988

Publication date: January 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report describes the current programs to ameliorate nonpoint sources of pollution to the Bay that have been developmed by the four jurisdictions in cooperation with other agencies; the achievements to date in terms of pollutant...

Chesapeake Bay Nonpoint Source Programs Part I 1988

Publication date: January 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report describes the current programs to ameliorate nonpoint sources of pollution to the Bay that have been developed by the four jurisdictions in cooperation with other agencies; the achievements to date in terms of pollutant...

Biennial Federal Workplan for the Anacostia River Watershed Part II 1997

Publication date: April 22, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This Workplan is a living ocument and, therefore, will be updated every two years to highlight Federal restoration achievements and, more importantly, to facilitate strategic planning to meet to meet watershed restoration needs.  Along...

Biennial Federal Workplan for the Anacostia River Watershed Part I 1997

Publication date: April 22, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This Workplan is a living document and, therefore, will be updated every two years to highlight Federal restoration achievements and, more importantly, to facilitate strategic planning to meet watershed restoration needs.  Along with...

Benchmarks for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Chlorophyll and Suspended Sediments in Chesapeake Bay 2003

Publication date: March 17, 2003 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

When this oroject was conceived, there was no a priori plan of how to analyze the historical data to identify parameter concentrations that might qualify as benchmark levels.  The historical water quality data at the CBP is a...

Water Quality Functions of Riparian Forest Buffer Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Part II 1995

Publication date: August 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a research synthesis requested by the Forestry Work Group of the Nutrient Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program.  In developing the outline for the report, the authors agreed to specifically focus on the existing...

Water Quality Functions of riparian Forest Buffer Systems in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Part I 1995

Publication date: August 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This document is a research synthesis requested by the Forestry Work Group of the Nutrient Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program.  In developing the outline for the report, the authors agreed to specifically focus on the existing...

Conserving Chesapeake Landscapes 2010

Publication date: December 01, 2010 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On June 28, 2000, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed a new agreement for the restoration of the Bay, entitled Chesapeake 2000.  Unprecedented in scope and complexity, the new accord called for a range of actions, most with specific...

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines Part II 1997

Publication date: April 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy emphasized using a regular related problems in the Chesapeake Bay.  Guided by the objective, Direct reduction and prevention action plans for areas where significant potential...

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines Part III 1997

Publication date: April 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy emphasized using a regular related problems in the Chesapeake Bay.  Guided by the objective, Direct reduction and prevention action areas where significant...

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines Part I 1997

Publication date: April 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy emphasized using a regional focus to address chemical contaminant-related problems in the Chesapeake Bay.  Guided by the objective, Direct reduction and...

Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling Program Part II 1995

Publication date: March 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This is Part II of the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling Program Part I.

Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling Program Part I 1995

Publication date: March 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In the 1992 amendments to the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, the Chesapeake Executive Council reaffirmed its emphasis  on the restoration and enhancement of living resources and their habitats.  To accomplish this goal, it is essential to...

An Updated Review of Estuarine Aquatic Toxicity Data for the Development of Aquatic Life Criteria for Atrazine inn Chesapeake Bay 1994

Publication date: March 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report is a summary of Phase I and II of a study designed to provide neessary data and recommendation for development of estuarine acute and chronic atrazine criterion for the Chesapeake Bay.  The specific objectives of Phase I...

A Screening Level Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Copper and Cadmium in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1997

Publication date: September 01, 1997 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

the goal of this study was to conduct a screening level probabilistic ecological risk assessment for copper and cadmium in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using the following distinct phases:  problem formulation, analysis and risk...

Cownose Rays in the Chesapeake Bay: What do we know?

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Summary of the October 2015 Cownose Ray Workshop in Baltimore, MD. 

An Assessment of Salinity Effects on the toxicity of Atrazine to Chesapeake Bay Species_Data Needs for Development of Estuarine Aquatic Life Criteria 1994

Publication date: March 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this study was designed to determine the influence of a range of salinities (5, 15 and 25 ppt) on the acute toxicity of atrazine to the copepod, Eurytemore affinis and the sheepshead minow larvae,  Cyprinodon variegatus.  An additional...

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay Year 3 Report 1994 Part II

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This pilot study was designed to evaluate ambient toxicity in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by using a battery of water column and sediemtn toxicity tests.  A team of scientists from two Chesapeake Bay research laboratories worked...

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in the Chesapeake Bay Year 3 1994 Part I

Publication date: July 01, 1994 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This pilot study was designed to evaluate ambient toxicity i the ChesapeakeBay Watershed by using a battery of water column and sediment toxicity tests.  a team of scientists from two Chesapeake Bay research laboratories worked jointly...

MD DNR American Shad Hook & Line Survey

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Water Quality 2004

Publication date: January 01, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This is the first in a series of newsletter to be produced by the Monitoring and Analysis Subcommittee (MASC).  MASC coordinates and supports the monitoring activities of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystems, those factors that effect the...

Understanding "Lag Times" Affecting the Improvement of Water Quality in the Chesapeake 2005

Publication date: January 01, 2005 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Better quantifying the "lag time" between changes in nutrient and sediment sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and improvement in the Bay's water quality and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) is critical to help resource managers...

Shrinking Striped Bass Habitat in Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound 1988

Publication date: September 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This project seeks to develop strategies and priorities for arresting habitat deterioration and restoring lost habitats in estuaries through identification of critical zones for maintaining living resources.  It uses as an examle one...

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources_The Chesapeake Experience 1990 Part II

Publication date: November 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

REducing pollution from nonpoint sources has been one of the most difficult challenges in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.  The states and the federal government have joined in mounting a comprehensive effort and the dollar...

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources_The Chesapeake Experience 1990 Part I

Publication date: November 01, 1990 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Reducing pollution from nonpoint sources has been one of the most difficult challenges in the Chesapeake Bayrestoration effort.  The states and the federal government have joined in mounting a comprehensive effort to define, quantify...

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation

Publication date: February 01, 1992 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A number of tools are being used to determine the validity of the goal and the effects the nutrient redduction will have o the Bay's water quality:  1) computer models are being used to guide the reevaluation; 2) research, monitoring...

Distribution and Abundance of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Lower Chesapeake Bay, Virginia 1979

Publication date: October 01, 1979 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The distribution and abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the lower Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries were delineated with color aerial photography and surface information.  Over 8500 hectares of SAV were identified on 31...

Designing an Integrated, Accessible Information Management System fr the Chesapeake Bay Region 1996

Publication date: September 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This two-day Chesapeake Information Management System Workshop was structured to facilitate the refinement the of recommendations made in the report, and the creation of new recommendations where needed.  The workshop consisted of...

Conserving the Forests of the Chesapeake_The Status, Trends, and Importance of Frests for the Bay's Sustainable Future

Publication date: March 01, 1996 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this report reviews the most current data on the status and trends of forests in the states of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The report begins with an historical perspective of land use changes in the basin from the time of European...

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Policy 1988

Publication date: December 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Policy establishes an immediate goal of no net loss with a long-term goal of a "net resource gain".  The gain of wetland acreage and function over present day conditions serves as a means of recoering the values of wetlands already...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network Access to Federal Funds

Publication date: March 01, 2007 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In its 2005 Directive, "Meeting the Nutrient and Sediment Goals-Next steps", the first Chesapeake Bay Federal Principals meeting was held on October 7, 2005.  At that meeting, high level federal representatives, supported by the...

Chesapeake Bay Water Column Contaminants Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

Publication date: July 01, 1993 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The four critical issue forum questions were addressed by the participants as part of the effort to define the extent and magnitude water column contamination in the Chesapeake Bay basin.  Two major pointswere made and reiterated...

Chesapeake Bay Citizen Monitoring Program Report 1989

Publication date: June 01, 1989 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A committee of eight Bay managers and scientists worked with the Citizen Monitoring Coordinator in setting up the pilot program.  This technical advisory committee reviewed the project plans and the protocol manual, provided technical...

An Introduction to Market-Based Strategies for Chesapeake Bay Policy and Management 1995

Publication date: November 01, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

One of the most important reasons to consider market-based policies is to facilitate the development of innovative pollution control strategies.  This report explains the different ways in which the price or cost of environment...

Adjusting Helix Kjeldahl Nitrogen Results_ Maryland Chesapeake Bay Mainstem Water Quality Monitoring Program, 1984-1985

Publication date: January 01, 1992 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

In this report, a comparison data set with helix and block results for the same samples was analyzed to estimate the magnitude of the low bias of the helix method compared to the block method.  This data set extends the comparison made...

Acid Mine Drainage Loadings to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1998

Publication date: July 01, 1998 | Type of document:

The purpose of this literature synthesis is to determine the significance of AMD in contributing trace elements (contaminants) to the Chesapeake Bay watershed and determine the extent of the contribution from a local, regional and...

A Commitment Renewed_Restoration Progress and the Course Ahead Under the 1987 Agreement 1988

Publication date: February 01, 1988 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report summarizes current knowledge about the problems of the Bay, identifies emerging issues, and present new information about the effectiveness of cleanup prograks.  It documents the findings and works performed since 1983, and...



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