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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...

The First Progress Report under the 1987 Cheapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

The 1987 Agreement, signed by the Governors of Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, the Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, and the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency...

The Effect of pH on the Release of Phosphorus from Potomac river Sediment 1987

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

Recurring algal blooms in the tidal freshwater portion of the Potomac River indicate an association between chlorophyll a high phosphorus concentrations, and high pH of the water.  In the present study, the release of phosphorus from...

The Second Progress Report under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

The 1987 Bay Agreement is analogous to the proverbial pebble cast into a pond:  the ripples move endlessly outward, their effects felt in an ever-widening circle.  This Second Progress Report attemtpts to track at least some of those...

A Commitment Renewed_Restoration Progress and the Course Ahead under the 1987 Bay Agreement

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

In preparing this report, the Chesapeake Bay Liaison Office conducted an analysis to quantify the effect of BMPs in reducing sediment and nutrient pollutant loads.  Data for the analysis were compiled in part from the Chesapeake Bay...

Recent Wetland Status and Trends in the Chesapeake Watershed (1982 to 1989)_Technical Report

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

Chesapeake Bay is the Nation's largest estuary and perhaps the best studied and arguably the most politically visible one.  It is noted for its productive fisheries and shellfisheries (e.g., blue crabs and oysters), water-borne commerc,...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Monitoring Program Atlas-Valume II 1989

Publication date: August 01, 1989 | Type of document:

The Maryland Shellfish Sanitation Monitoring Program, comprised of a network of 800 sampling stations within the Chesapeake Bay basin, monitors the bacteriological quality of all of Maryland's shellfish harvesting waters on a monthly...

Baywide Communication Plan 1988

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

This  Baywide Communication Plan draws upon and expands upon the State and Federal communication plans.  In keeping with the Bay Agreement goal of "increased opportuities for citizens to participate in decisions and programs affecting...

Basin-Specific Characterizations of Chesapeake Bay Living Resources Status 1994

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

This report presents characterizations of the current status of 26 indicator species and two biological communities in each of twoelve basins that comprise the Chesapeake Bay.  The current status was assessed relative to an appropriate...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay Tidal Tributaries 1989

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

Submerged aquatic vegetation is not only important as a habitat, but also because it acts as an indicator of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful growth and reporduction of submerged aquatic vegetation can be used as a...

Second Annual Progress Report nunder the Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1987

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

This section summarizes the Second Annual of the Monitoring Subcommittee, "The State of the Bay," to be published early in 1987.n  The report covers the period from June 1984 through September 1985 which includes two summers and the...

Protecting Wetlands-Tools for Local Governments in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1997

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

This handbook provides straightforward descriptions of tools available to local governments, identifies particularly valuable reference materials related to these tools that can be obtained by readers, and illustrates how local...

Priorities for Action for Land, Growth and Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1996

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

The goal, objectives and priorities summarize a publich outreach and consensus-building effort which included: a)eight outreach meetings with local government leaders, developers and builders, farmers, foresters, land conservationists,...

Local Government Participation Action Plan 1996

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

In recognition of the vital role local governments play in the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort, the Chesapeake Executive Council adopted the Local Government Partnership Initiative in 1995.  The Initiative is a commitment to...

Implementation Plan for the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy 1990

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

The Chesapeake Executive Council adopted the Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries in July 1989.  The goal of the Policy is to achieve a net gain in submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV)...

Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay and Tributaries_1984

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

Interest in Chesapeake Bay SAV communities by scientists, resource managers and the public has been very high because of the significant reductions of SAV in many areas compared to luxrious stands that once prevailed less than 20 years...

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Policy Implementation Plan 1990

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

In recognition of the importance of wetlands to the environmental and economic health of the Bay, the Chesapeaken Bay Executive Council adopted the Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Policy (the Policy) in December 1988.  The Policy includes a...

Chesapeake Bay Program_Annual Progress Report 1991 Wetlands Workgroup

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

Chesapeake Bay watershed wetlands are recognized as some of the most important wetlands are recognized as some of the most important wetlands in the United States and have received worldwide recognition as "Wetlands of International...

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report 1994

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

The strategy reevaluation found no evidence of sever chemical contamination impact that are baywide like other problems, such as excess nutrients which has caused declines in underwater grasses and low dissoslved oxygen levels.  The...

Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study Phase I_July 1990_June 1991

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

The purpose of this study ws to determine atmospheric loadings of selected trace elements and organic compounds directly into the Chesapeake Bay.  This work represents the first year of the Chesapeake Bay Atmospheric Deposition Study. ...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report 1989

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

To better quantify NPS loads and the effect of all loads on the Bay, the Chesapeake Bay Program, beginning with the research phase in 1978, has placed high priority on the development of drainage basin and tidal mainstem models of the...

Baywide Conventional Pollutants Control Strategy

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

This document outlines the conventional pollutant control programs related to point sources for each jurisdiction, under the common topic headings of NPDES Permit Program, Water Quality Standatds, Enforcement, National Municipal Policy,...

1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Strategy 1998

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

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics and Reduction Strategy is in its third year of implementation.  The Toxics Subcommittee is making significant progress in fulfilling the 33 toxics strategy commitments and the overall strategy. ...

2014-2015 Bay Barometer At a Glance (Rack Card)

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The State of the Chesapeake Bay 1999

Publication date: October 01, 1999 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report highlights water quality conditions and the status of creatures that call the Bay home.  The first question we answer is how are our most important species doing?  We also explain the progress we're making to reduce the top...

The Effect of pH on the Release of Phosphorus from Potomac River Sediment 1987

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

Recurring algal blooms in the tidal freshwater portion of the Potomac River indicate an association between chlorophyll a, high phosphorus concentrations, and high pH of the water.  In the present study, the relase of phosphorus from...

Riparian Forest Buffers_Linking Land and Water

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

Since 1996, the Chesapeake Bay Program has been actively pursuing the restoration and protection of riparian forest in the Bay watershed.  Working across state boundaries, thhis effort has set and achieved numerous restoration goals and...

Regional Ecosystem Analysis Chesapeake Bay Watershed_Charlottesville, VA and Harrisburg, PA Areas 2002

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

American Forests originally conducted a Regional Ecosystem Analysis (REA) of the Chesapeake Bay Region in 1999.  This tudy looked at how the landscape changed over time in an 11.4 million acre study area in the souteast portion of the...

Recommended Guidelines for Sampling and Analyses in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program 1996

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

the purpose of this document is to provide field and laboratory methods and associated quality control (QC) procedures and criteria that will result in the generation of data of known and documented quality for use in the Chesapeake Bay...

Recommendations ffor (a) the Reauthorization of National Invasive Species Act of 1996, and (b) the National Ballast Management Program, to Address Issues of Concern for the Chesapeake Bay Region

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

The worldwide transfer and introduction of nonindigenous species (NIS) by human activities is having significant and unwanted ecological, economic, and human-health impacts.  Although marine invasions have received relatively little...

Public Access Strategy 1988

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

This report will be used as guidance, along with other information, to help refine and improve Chesapeake Bay Agreement programs designed to "promote increased opportunities for public appreciation and enjoyment of the Bay and its...

Implementation Plan for Removing Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

During 1993 the Baywide Fish Passage Workgroup met regularly to address the needs of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed'd migratory fish resources.  Under the auspices of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resoures Subcommittee, the...

Guidance for Protecting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay from Physical Disruption

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

The underwater vascular plants that make up the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) community in Chesapeake Bay are widely regarded as jeystone species and primary indicators of water quality conditions in the Bay.  Although SAV...

Ambient Toxicity and Chemical Characterization of Four Bayside creeks of the Eastern Shore

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

The purpose of this study was to characterize selected bayside creeks of the Virginia portion of the Delmarva Pennisula with respect to chemistry and toxicity.  The peninsula is an area in which the primary land use is agriculture. ...

Guidance for Protecting Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay from Physical Disruption 1995

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

The underwater vascular plants that make up the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) community in Chesapeake Bay are widely regarded as keystone species and primary indicators of water quality conditions in the Bay.  Although SAV...

Critical Issues Forum_Achieveing a Toxics Free Bay_The Role of Nonpoint Sources1999

Publication date: August 01, 1999 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The major focus of the Nonpoint Source Forum was to explore how the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership can further reduce chemical cotaminant loads from urban, suburban, and agricultural areas to achieve a "toxics free Bay". ...

Chesapeake Bay_A Framework for Action 1983

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

The Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest and most productive estuarine system is experiencing significant stress from pollution.  In 1976, Congress directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to undertake a comprehensive study of...

Chesapeake Bay Toxics of Concern List Information Sheets 1991

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement identified the improvement and maintenance of water quality as the most critical elements iin the overall restoration and protection of the Chesapeake Bay.  In order to achieve a reduction of toxics...

Chesaapeake Bay Program Nutrient Reduction Strategy Reevaluation Report 8

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

This report is one of a series of reports prepared for the Chesapeake Bay Program Reevaluation of the Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  This report provides information on the financial cost effectiveness and nutrient removal effectiveness...

A Work in Progress_A Retrospective on the first decade of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration

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

This twn-year retrospectiveof the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay features cleanup accomplishments and highlights the results of our long-term commitment to work together.  We are seeing an increase in aquatic grasses, crucial food...

Chesapeake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species 1993

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

This policy document considers only first time introductions of non-indegenous, non-naturalized aquatic species.  Organisms, including marsh-dwellers, that live on land or in the soil are not included in the scope of this policy.  The...

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey_Appendices_Washington, DC Frequencies

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

Responses from Washington, DC on Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey_Appendices_Virginia Frequencies 1994

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

Responses from Virginia on Attitudes Survey

Chesapeake Bay Attitudes Survey 1994

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

The Survey Research Center at the University Of maryland College Park conducted a survey of residents of counties in the watershed of the Chesapeake Bay.  The counties are located in the Commonwealths of Virginia and Pennsylvania, the...

Chesapeake Bay Ambient Toxicity Assessment Workshop Report 1990

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

The Ambient Toxicity Assessment Workshop was convened with the goal of describing the state of the art iin the use of biological indicators.  As with any emerging field, it is clear that dealing with toxics is highly complex and more...

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 2007

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

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeke Bay Basin Species 2007n provides a list of aquatic and aquatic-associated organisms found in recent decades in the Chespeake Bay Basin. The list is not exhaustive because a) it is based primarily on...

High Priority GIT Needs

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Citizens' Advisory Committee Bylaws Updated December 2015

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Year Two Report_A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 01, 1992 | 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, sediment and suborganismal tests.  A team of scientists from three Chesapeake Bay research laboratories...

The Introduction of Nonindigenous Species to the Chesapeake Bay via Ballast Water

Publication date: January 05, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Nonindigenous species are having dramatic effects on marine, estuarine and freshwater ecosystems through out the world.   These invading species can have strong economic and environmental consequences.  The impacts of the recent and...

The Influence of Salinity on the Chronic Toxicity of Atrazine to Sago Pondweed: Filling a Data Need for Development of anEstuarine Chronic Criterion

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

The objective of this study was to conduct a series of 28 d partial life cycle atrazine sub-chronic toxicity tests with sago pondweed, Potamogeton pectinatus. at salinities of 1, 6 and 12 ppt.  These data will be used by Maryland...

The Effect of Salinity on the Acute Toxicity of Total Dissolved and Free Cadmium to the Copepod Eurytemora affinis and the Larval Fish Cyprinodon variegatur

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

One commitment of the 1988 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy was to give contaminants on the Toxics of Concern List priority in the development of water quality criteria (U.S. EPA. 1991a).  Presently the United States...

The 2000 User's Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Data

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

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data from the Chesapeake Bay Program's Information Management System (CIMS).  It provides information on:

*Currently available Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) biological and...

Statistical and Analytical Support Contract: Final Report 1987

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

The primary focus of this contract was the devlopment of a statistical analysis framework for detection of trends in Chesapeake Bay water quality attributable to pollution-control management actions.  In Chapter II, a procedure for...

Screening of Candidate Species for Development of Standard Operating Procedures for Aquatic Toxicity Testing with Resident Chesapeake Bay Biota

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

the goal of this study was to evaluate 25 resident Chesapeake Bay species (vertebrates, invertebrates and plants) as potential candidates for future Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)  development for estuarine water column toxicity...

Ripariann Forest Buffer Panel Interim Report 1995

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

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

Recommended Guidelines for Sampling and Analyses in the Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program 1996

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

The purpose of this document is to provide field and laboratory methods and associated quality control (QC) procedures and criteria that will result in the generation of data of known and documented quality for use in the Chesapeake Bay...

Prioritized Chesapeake Bay Organic Toxics of Concern Method and Assessment

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

In order to focus the Chesapeake Bay Program Toxics Subcommittee's (TSC) efforts on toxic organics in the Chesapeake Bay with the most harmful potential, TSC developed an updated method for prioritizing these chemicals.  Criteria for...

Chesapeake Bay Groundwater Toxics Loading Workshop Proceedings

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

The workshop discussed how groundwater delivers more than one-half of the freshwater that enters Chesapeake Bay.  This large volume of freshwater is transported to the Bay as base flow an as direct discharge or upwelling.  Base flow...

Chesapeake Bay Fall Line Toxics Monitoring Program 1994 Final Report 1994

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

The Fall Line Toxics Program for 1994 is a continuation of a long term effort funded by the USEPA, Chesapeake Bay Program and the USGS cooperative program to make accurate load estimates of contaminants entering the Chesapeake Bay From...

Nutrient Trading in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2001

Publication date: September 26, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The public meetings provided an opportunity for public review and comment on the Draft Nutrient Trading Guidance Document.  The document was written by the Nutrient Trading Negotiation Team, a group composed of a wide array of...

Maintaining Progress in Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Holding the Line on Nutrient Pollution April 2000

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement, signed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, The State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Commission (the Executive Council),...

Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species_Implementation Plan

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

The Chesapake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species adopted by the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council in December 1993 (hereafter the Policy) is intended to minimize the economic and/or ecological risks...

Implementation Plan for Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

The Fish Passage Workgroup, under the auspices of the Living Resources Subcommittee, constitutes a baywide effort to restore natural spawning habitat to the migratory fish of the Chesapeake Bay.  Its membership includes representatives...

Guide to Using Chesapeake Bay Program Water Quality Monitoring Data

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

this document describes the Chesapeake Bay Mainstem Water Quality Monitoring Program in general and provides detailed information about the existing Program database.  The two main purposes of this document are to assist those who wish...

Estimates of Sediment Denitrification and its Influence on the Fate of Nitrogen in Chesapeake Bay

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

In general, it has been well established that nitrogen is the key nutrient most often controlling rates of primary production in estuarine water (Ryther and Dunstand 1071; Goldman et al. 1973; Boynton et al. 1982).  Based on a survey of...

Chesapeake Bay Program Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines_2001

Publication date: March 01, 2001 | Type of document:

This document presents fundamental principles and guidelines for nutrient trading the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The Chesapeake Bay Progam convened the Nutrient Trading Negotiation Team (Negotiation Team) in June 1999 for the purpose of...

Chesapeake Bay Pprogram Nutrient Trading Fundamental Principles and Guidelines

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

this document presents fundamental principles and guidelines for nutrient trading in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The Chesapeake Bay Program convened the Nutrient Trading Negotiation Team (Negotiation Team) in June 1999 for the...

Chesapeake Bay mainstem Monitoring Program Statistical and Analytical Support Contract_Final Report_Volume 1

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

The primary focus of this contract was the development of a statistical analysis framework for the detection of trends in Chesapeake Bay water quality attributable to pollution-control managementactions.  In Chapter II, a procedure for...

Chesapeake Bay Health & Restoration_2008

Publication date: March 01, 2008 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A healthy Bay requires balancing the needs of the region's people and economy with the needs of the Bay for clean waters and ample habitat for aquatic life.  The goal of Bay restoration is to restore this balance by reducing pollution,...

Biofuels and the Bay_Getting it Right to Benefit Farms, Forests and the Chesapeake Bay

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

In the Chesapeake  Bay region, demand for biofuel feed-stocks has the potential to change forestry practices and the mix and volume of crops grown by farmers.  Driven by public policies, subsidies, and the boom in venture capital...

Animal Nutrition Technology Exchange Proceedings_2000

Publication date: January 20, 2000 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

There is an emerging body of science-based information on the forumlation of animal rations that have the potential to cost-effectively achieve the objectives of producers and also result in potential reductions in the nutrient content...

Nutrient-Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay: The roles of Phytoplankton & Micro-Heterotrophs Under Summer Conditions_1985

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

This study focused on the relationships of phytoplankton and micro-heterotrophs to the development and maintenance of anoxia in the mesohaline region of Chesapeake Bay.  A series of 14 cruises were made from February to October, 1985,...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model Land Use & Model Linkages to the Airshed & Estuarine Models_2000

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

The Chesapeake Bay watershed can be further divided in sub-watersheds based on state hydrologic units, know as HUCS.  State, federal, and local government agencies use hydrologic unitsfor hydrologic palnning and management.  Although...

Better Backyard_2001

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program's highest priority has been to restore the Bay's living resources-its finfish,shellfish, Bay grasses and other aquatic life and wildlife.  In 2000 the Chesapeake Bay Program and its signatory partners signed...

Annual Progress Report_Fishery Management Plans_1994

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

The devlopment of fishery management plans (FMPs) began in 1987 with the signing of the Chesapeake Bay Agreement.  Since then, 13 FRNPs encompassing 19 species have been completed and adopted through the Chesapeakebay Program (Table...

Achieving a Toxics Free Bay_The role of Point Sources_1999

Publication date: June 22, 1999 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The first in the series of critical issues forums:  Achieving a Toxics Free Bay-theRole of Point Sources was held on June 22, 1999 at the Top of Bay Officer's Club in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.  The purpose of the forum was to...

CBP Governance Documnet

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Map: Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Grants 1999-2015

Publication date: October 06, 2015 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Stewardship Fund awards $8 million to $12 million per year in grants through two competitive grant programs and directed technical assistance. From 1999 to 2015, NFWF has awarded $114 million in grants to support over 925 projects....

2015 Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund Grant Slate

Publication date: October 06, 2015 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund is dedicated to protecting and restoring the Bay by helping local communities clean up and restore their polluted rivers and streams. NFWF advances...

The State of the Chesapeake Bay-Third Biennial Monitoring Report-1989

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

As more and more  people inhabited theBay region, they cut the forests and fished the waters more intently.  Large ships began to ply the waterways, homes crowded along her shores and the Bay became a receptable for the wastes of our...

Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species-Implementation Plan

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

The Chesapeake Bay Policy for the Introduction of Non-Indigenous Aquatic Species adopted by the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council in December 1993 (hereafter the Policy) is intended to minimize the economic and/or ecological risks...

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed_1997

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

The Fish Passage Workgroup of the Chesapeake Bay Program's Living Resources Subcommitee (LRSc) is charged with reopening blocked tributary waters of the Bay to provide access to spawning habitat for anadromous fish.  This is...

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

Fish passage development in Bay tributaries has been underway since the late 1980's.  In December, 1993 the Chesapeake Executive Council (EC) formalized short- and long-term goals for this initiative in Directive 93-4, which instructs...

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay-Volume I

Publication date: April 01, 1991 | 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, sediment and suborganismal tests.  to complete this ambitious goal, a team of scientists from three...

Dissolved Organic Carbon: Data Variability and Procedural Recommendations

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

The Chesapeake Bay Monitoring Program (CBMP) has been reporting dissolved organic carbon (DOC) data since the program was initiated in 1984.  However, the laboratories involved in reporting the data used different instrumentation and...

Chesapeake Bay: Introduction to an Ecosystem_1982

Publication date: January 01, 1982 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Down through the years, residents and vistors alike have found the Chesapeake imposing yet hospitable.  The Algonquin Indians called it "Chesepiooc" which loosely translates as the "Great Shellfish Bay."  The Spanish explorers named is...

Chesapeake Bay Commission Special Report-Congressional Agenda 2008-2010

Publication date: February 01, 2008 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

For nearly three decades, the Chesapeake Bay commission has been a leader in Bay restoration efforts.  Confronting the broad range of issues that reflect countless pollution sources, land uses and human impats on the nation's largest...

Blue Crab 2005_Status of the Chesapeake Population and its Fisheries

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

Despite slight gains in abundance in 2005, estimates still place the Bay's crab stock (the number of crabs thought to be in the Bay) not far from the "precautionary line" established by the B-State Blue Crab Advisory Committee in 2001-a...

Trends in the Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Quality of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal Tributaries

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

This report builds on two decades of aeriala nd ground survey SAV distribution data, as well as development of SAV habitat requirements, establishment of SAV restoration goals and targets, compilation of historical water quality data,...

Submerged Aquaticc Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries

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

Submerged aquatic vegetation is not only important as a habitat, but also because it acts as an indicator of the condition of the Chesapeake Bay.  The successful growth and reporduction of submerged aquatic vegetation can be used a s...

Monitoring Needs and Partnership Opportunites Assessment: A Report to the Chesapeake Bay Program Monitoring Re-Alignment Action Team

Publication date: September 01, 2009 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) Monitoring efforts have served to provide Bay water quality and living resource health assessments while guiding restoration efforts in the Bay community for over 25 years.  As an outcome of a Chesapeake...

Synthesis of Nutrient and Sediment Data for Watersheds Within the Chesapeake Bay Drainage Basin

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

Nutrient and sediment data collected by Federal and state agencies from 1972 through 1992 at 1,058 surface-water sites  in nontidal parts of the Chesapeake Bay Basin were compiled into a large database.  Adequate nutrient, sediment and...

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds: Sediment and its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity

Publication date: January 30, 2002 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

On January 30-31, 2007 the Chesapeake Bay Program's (CBP) Sediment Workgroup and the CBP's Science and Technical Advisory Committee convened a workship titled:  "An Introduction to Sedimentsheds: Sediment and its Relationship to...

Bay Barometer_2009

Publication date: January 01, 2009 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

For more that 25 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program has worked to protect and restore the Bay and its 64,000-square-mile watershed.  Bay Barometer is the annual assessment of the Bay Program partnership's progresss toward meeting its...

Bay Barometer_2009

Publication date: January 01, 2009 | Type of document:

For more that 25 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program has worked to protect and restore the Bay and its 64,000-square-mile watershed.  Bay Barometer is the annual assessment of the Bay Program partnership's progresss toward meeting its...

Bay Barometer_2009

Publication date: January 01, 2009 | Type of document:

For more that 25 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program has worked to protect and restore the Bay and its 64,000-square-mile watershed.  Bay Barometer is the annual assessment of the Bay Program partnership's progresss toward meeting its...

Bay Barometer_2009

Publication date: January 01, 2009 | Type of document:

For more that 25 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program has worked to protect and restore the Bay and its 64,000-square-mile watershed.  Bay Barometer is the annual assessment of the Bay Program partnership's progresss toward meeting its...



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