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

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Conserving the Forests of the Chesapeake: The Status, Trends, and Importance of Forests 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 watershed.  The report begins with an historical perspective of land use changes in the basin from the time of European...

Chesapeake Bay Habitat Restoration: A Framework for Action

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

This framework for action enhances existing Chesapeake Bay Program strategies, policies, and implementation plans, while providing a foundation for integrated restoration activities.  Based on an increased understanding of landscape and...

Chesapeake Bay Program Analytical Segementation Scheme-2004

Publication date: October 01, 2004 | Type of document:

For the last 20 years, the Chesapeake Bay Program partners have used various forms of a basic segementation scheme to organize the collection, analysis and presentation of environmental data.  The Chesapeake Bay Program Segementation...

Chesapeake Bay Revised Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy Commitments Evaluation

Publication date: July 14, 1994 | Type of document:

The commitments are organized under four areas of emphasis-pollution prevention, regulatory program implementation, regional facus, and directed toxics assessments.  Stakeholder unput was sought on how the commitments met four basic...

1997 Chesapeake Bay Program Regional Land Forums

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

These forums provided an opportunity to shore approaches/actions that could be taken by land trust, concervancy and development commuities to support the "Priorities for Action's" goal of sustainable development.  The forums also...

Backgrounder: Executive Summary of Management Strategies: Engaged Communities

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Information embargoed until Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.

In June 2014, the Chesapeake Executive Council, which includes leaders from six states and the District of Columbia, and representatives of the U.S. Environmental...

Backgrounder: Executive Summary of Management Strategies: Conserved Lands

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Information embargoed until Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.

In June 2014, the Chesapeake Executive Council, which includes leaders from six states and the District of Columbia, and representatives of the U.S. Environmental...

Backgrounder: Executive Summary of Management Strategies: Climate Change

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Information embargoed until Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.

In June 2014, the Chesapeake Executive Council, which includes leaders from six states and the District of Columbia, and representatives of the U.S. Environmental...

Backgrounder: Executive Summary of Management Strategies: Clean Water

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Information embargoed until Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.

In June 2014, the Chesapeake Executive Council, which includes leaders from six states and the District of Columbia, and representatives of the U.S. Environmental...

Backgrounder: Executive Summary of Management Strategies: Abundant Life

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Information embargoed until Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2:45 p.m.

In June 2014, the Chesapeake Executive Council, which includes leaders from six states and the District of Columbia, and representatives of the U.S. Environmental...

Backgrounder: About the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

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In June 2014, political leaders from six states and the District of Columbia, and representatives of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Chesapeake Bay Commission signed the landmark Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, with the...

Biological Nitrogen and Phosphorus Removal in Oxidation Ditch and High Nitrate Recycle Systems

Publication date: August 01, 1990 | Type of document:

Full scale process modifications were conducted in an oxidaation ditch system to understand the kinetics of biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal in activated sludge systems which may use high nitrate or internal recycles.  Design...

Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy-Appendices

Publication date: December 01, 1988 | Type of document:

The Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics Reduction Strategy identifies the presence of harmful levels of toxic pollutants as a significant problem in the Chesapeake Bay.  This appendix to the Strategy describes three major statutory...

A Stream Corridor Protection Strategy for Local Governments

Publication date: July 01, 2002 | Type of document:

For nearly twenty years the Bay Program partners have sought to protect and restore this unparalled resourse.  The second Chesapeake Bay Agreement adopted in 1987, established a vision for thbe Bay's restoration.  Its goals included...

A Probabilistic Ecological Risk Assessment of Zinc in Surface Waters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: May 01, 1999 | Type of document:

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

The 1997 Atlas of Chesapeake Bay Basin Biological and Living Resources Long Term Monitoring Programs

Publication date: January 12, 1997 | Type of document:

The Chesapeake Bay Program is a un ique regional partnership leading and directing restoration of Chesapeake Bay since 1983.  The Chesapeake Bay Program partners includesmthe states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; the District...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report-1989

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

This first progress report under the 1988  Baywiden Nutrient Reduction Strategy describes implementation progress and analytic refinements promised in the original strategy.  The Nonpoint Source Subcommittee NPS Nutrient Reduction Task...

Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (2013-2014)

Publication date: February 03, 2015 | 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 2013 and 2014 on ecological health and our...

Using the Sediment Quality Triad to Characterize Toxic Conditions in the Chesapeake bay (1999)

Publication date: January 01, 2015 | Type of document:

This study, a collaborative effort between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chesapeake Bay Field Office, the University of Maryland Wye Research and Education Center and the Academy of Natural Sciences Patrick Center, involved...

The Second Progress Report under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement

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

The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement describes the living resources of the Bay watershed as "the main focus of the restoration and protection efforts." The "productivity, diversity and abundance" of estuarine plants and animals, the...

Second Annual Progress Report under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement

Publication date: February 01, 1987 | Type of document:

When the Chesapeake Bay Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA,  Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia (DC) signed the Chesapeake Bay Agreement in December 1983k nthey agreed to establish a...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Requirements and Restoration Targets: A Technicaal Synthesis

Publication date: December 01, 1992 | Type of document:

One of the major factors contributing to the high productivity of Chesapeake Bay has been the historical abundance of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV). SAV in Chesapeake Bay include some twenty freshwater anbd marine species of...

Pilot Monitoring for 14 Pesticides in Maryland Surface Waters

Publication date: December 01, 1993 | Type of document:

A pilot pesticide monitoring project was conducted by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) during calendar year 1992. Surface waters from three regions of the State were monitored for the preseence of 14 pesticides.  The...

Point Source Toxics Reduction and Prevention-Goal Setting Workshop Proceedings

Publication date: October 25, 1999 | Type of document:

The Bay Program is currently reevaluating and revising the 1994 Chesapeake Bay Vasinwide Toxics and Reduction and Prevention Strategy and through a series of Critical Issue Forums and focused workshops with stakeholders, developing...

Backgrounder: Pollution Loads and Trends and Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Pollution Loads and Trends in Rivers: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) monitors nutrient and suspended sediment pollution loads delivered from the large watersheds located upstream of nine river input monitoring (RIM) stations to the...

Ecosystem Process Modeling of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Lower Chesapeake Bay

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

the modeling studies reported here emphasize the polyhaline eelgrass habitats of the lower Chesapeake Bay, as a part of a larger program of ecosystem modeling sposored by the Living Resources Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program. ...

Chesapeake Bay Program: Findings and Recommendations

Publication date: September 01, 1983 | Type of document:

this report provides an overview of the major research findings and range of pollution controls recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency's Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), in accordance with P.L. 94-116 passed by the 94th...

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds_Sediment and Its Relationship to Chesapeake Bay Water Clarity

Publication date: July 01, 2002 | Type of document:

Sedimentshed is a new concept, and is defined as the area that contributes the sediment which directly influences water clarity in near-shore Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) grow zones.  The goals of this report is *to provide a...

Chesapeake Bay Nutrients, Light and SAV: Relationships Between Water Quality and SAV Growth in Field and Mesocosm Studies

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

The decline of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) in the Chesapeake Bay has been associated with light limitation resulting from changes in water quality (Kemp et al/ 1984, Orth and Moore 1983).  Eutrophication severely limits the...

Chesapeake Bay Habitat Restoration: A Framework for Action

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

The Bay is a highly productive coastal plain estuary; its broad and shallow form provides a unique array of habitats offering protection and sustenan e to over 2,700 migratory and resident animal species.  Habitat types through the...

Chesapeake Bay Riparian Forest Buffer Technical Support Document

Publication date: March 01, 2004 | Type of document:

In 1994, the Chesaapeake Bay Executive Council called for a set of goals and recommendations for riparian forest protection and restoration.  The result of the effort was the adoption of three principal riparian forest buffer golas...

Chesapeake Bay Fall Line Toxics Monitoring Program 1992 Interim Report: Organics Component

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

This report summarizes resultsfrom the March 1992 through September 1992 organic contaminants component of the Chesapeake Bay fall line toxics monitoring program.  All of the fall line fluvial samples described below in this report have...

Chesapeake Bay Living Resources - 1998

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

Then Living Resources Subcommittee (LRSc) is committed to the restoration, enhancement, protection and management of the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay.  Living resources include fish, shellfish, birds and waterfowl, as well as...

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Studies

Publication date: August 01, 1985 | Type of document:

Since 1985, Congress has appropriated funds for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Addministration (NOAA) to support environmental effects research in the Chesapeake Bay.  The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Committee...

Comparison of Mid-Bay and Lateral Station Water Quality Data in the Chesapeake Bay Mainstem

Publication date: June 01, 1993 | Type of document:

Seasonal median water quality values were compared between stations in mid-Bay and lateral regions in seven east-west transects in the mainstem Chesapeake Bay.  Comparisons were made over seven years, 1985-1991, for April-October...

Chesapeake Bay Benthic Community Restoration Goals

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

Benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages have been an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay monitoring program since its inception due to their ecological importance and their value as biological indicators.  The condition of benthic...

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines

Publication date: January 04, 1997 | Type of document:

The 1994 Chesapeake Bay Basinwide Toxics 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 prevention actions...

Chesapeake Bay Program Data Management Plan

Publication date: January 04, 1992 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Data management has long been recognized as an integral part of the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP).  The efforts of all CBP partner agencies to manage the resources of the Chesapeake Bay require an extensive data base of known and...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy 1990 Progress Report

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The 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement established a framework for coordinated action by the Federal Government and he Chesapeake Bay States to reverse the trend of decliniing water quality conditions within the Chesapeake Bay to restore the...

A Ten Year Summary of Concurrent Ambient Water Column and Sediment Toxicity Tests in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: 1990-1999

Publication date: January 07, 2001 | Type of document:

The goal of this study was to identify the relative toxicity of ambient areas in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by using a suite of concurrent water column and sediment toxicity tests at seventy-five ambient stations in 20 Chesapeake Bay...

A Pilot Study for Ambient Toxicity Testing in Chesapeake Bay-Year 4 Report

Publication date: January 01, 1997 | Type of document:

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

1998 Distribution of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay

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

The term "submerged aquatic vegetation" (SAV) for the purpose of this report encompasses twenty-three taxa from twelve vascular macrophyte families and three taxa from one freshwater macrophutic algal family, the Characcae.  The term...

Assessments and Recommendations for Chesapeake Bay Habitat andLiving Resources Monitoring

Publication date: September 11, 1995 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Strengthening Verification of Best Management Practices Implemented in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: A Basinwide Framework

Publication date: October 01, 2014 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Stakeholder groups, communities and people across the 64,000 square foot Chesapeake Bay region must have confidence that there is strong science behind the Chesapeake Bay “pollution diet” (known as the Total Maximum Daily Load or TMDL)...

Continuous High Residue Minimum Soil Disturbance BMP

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Small Watershed Grant and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Projects

Publication date: October 16, 2014 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) grant program, managed and administered under cooperative agreement with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) Chesapeake Bay...

2014 LGAC Report to the EC

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Press Backgrounder: Small Watershed Grants (SWG) and Innovative Nutrient and Sediment Reduction (INSR) Grants (2014)

Publication date: | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Forty-five projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed received $9.8 million in grants from the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund, which is administered by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF).

The Small Watershed Grants (SWG)...

Backgrounder: Management Strategy Participation

Publication date: | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

This document provides the compiled list of planned signatory participation in the development of Management Strategies. As provided by the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, participation in Management Strategies or participating in...

From the Principals' Staff Committee: A Commitment to Open and Public Participation

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On June 16, 2014, the Chesapeake Executive Council signed the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. In a letter dated August 15, 2014, the members of the Principals' Staff Committee (PSC) pledged on behalf of the Executive Council to...

Recommendations of the On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems Nitrogen Reduction Technology Expert Review Panel

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Approved by the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team, July 14, 2014

CBSAC 2014 Blue Crab Advisory Report Figures

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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 Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions.

CBSAC 2014 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 Bay and management advice for Bay jurisdictions. 

Meeting Summary - June 2014 full Fisheries GIT Meeting

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Meeting summary of the June 2014 biannual meeting of the full Sustainable Fisheries GIT. The meeting took place at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in Gloucester Point, VA and covered topics including striped bass health, forage...

Water Quality GIT BMP Review Protocol

Publication date: | Type of document: Policy Document | Download: Electronic Version

July 14, 2014 version.

Summary of Public Comments on 1-29-14 Draft Agreement and Chesapeake Bay Program Response to Comments

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The following is a summary, arranged by topic area, of comments received on the Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement between January 29 and March 17, 2013, and the Chesapeake Bay Program's subsequent decisions related to each topic....

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

Publication date: | Type of document: Agreement | Download: Electronic Version

Three decades after the Chesapeake Bay Program was formed, its partners have recommitted to restoring the watershed by signing a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.

This plan for collaboration across the Bay’s political boundaries...

Land Use Options Evaluation Outcome Justification

Publication date: | Type of document: Outcome | Download: Electronic Version

Land Use Options Evaluation Outcome: By the end of 2017, with the direct involvement of local governments or their representatives, evaluate policy options, incentives and planning tools that could assist them in continually improving...

Land Use Methods and Metrics Outcome Justification

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Land Use Methods and Metrics Outcome: Continually improve the knowledge of land conversion and the associated impacts throughout the watershed. By 2016, develop a watershed-wide methodology and local-level metrics for characterizing the...

Diversity Outcome Justification

Publication date: | Type of document: Outcome | Download: Electronic Version

Diversity Outcome: Identify minority stakeholder groups that are not currently represented in the leadership, decision making and implementation of current conservation and restoration activities and create meaningful opportunities and...

Backgrounder: Understanding the Outcomes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

Publication date: | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement is arranged in layers. At the top-most visionary layer, the partners established an expansive, collective Vision for an “environmentally and economically sustainable Chesapeake Bay Watershed”. They...

Backgrounder: About the New Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement

Publication date: | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) has accomplished a great deal since the signing of our first collaborative agreement in 1983, but we still have much left to do. Like the others before it, the new voluntary Chesapeake Bay Watershed...

Adaptation Outcome Justification

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Adaptation Outcome: Continually pursue, design and construct restoration and protection projects to enhance the resiliency of the Bay and aquatic ecosystems from the impacts of coastal erosion, coastal flooding, more intense and more...

Monitoring and Assessment Outcome Justification

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Monitoring and Assessment Outcome: Continually monitor and assess the trends and likely impacts of changing climatic and sea level conditions on the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, including the effectiveness of restoration and protection...

Environmental Literacy Planning Outcome Justification

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Environmental Literacy Planning Outcome: Each participating Bay jurisdiction should develop a comprehensive and systemic approach to environmental literacy for all students in the region that includes policies, practices and voluntary...

Sustainable Schools Outcome Justification

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Sustainable Schools Outcome: Continually increase the number of schools in the region that reduce the impact of their buildings and grounds on their local watershed, environment and human health through best practices, including...

Student Outcome Justification

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Student Outcome: Continually increase students’ age-appropriate understanding of the watershed through participation in teacher-supported meaningful watershed educational experiences and rigorous, inquiry-based instruction, with a...

Public Access Site Development Outcome Justification

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Public Access Site Development Outcome: By 2025, add 300 new public-access sites, with a strong emphasis on providing opportunities for boating, swimming and fishing, where feasible. (2010 baseline year)

Protected Lands Outcome Justification

Publication date: | Type of document: Outcome | Download: Electronic Version

Protected Lands Outcome: By 2025, protect an additional two million acres of lands throughout the watershed—currently identified as high conservation priorities at the federal, state or local level—including 225,000 acres of wetlands...

Local Leadership Outcome Justification

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Local Leadership Outcome: Continually increase the knowledge and capacity of local officials on issues related to water resources and in the implementation of economic and policy incentives that will support local conservation actions.

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Citizen Stewardship Outcome Justification

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Citizen Stewardship Outcome: Increase the number and diversity of trained and mobilized citizen volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to enhance the health of their local watersheds.

Toxic Contaminants Policy and Prevention Outcome Justification

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Toxic Contaminants Policy and Prevention Outcome: Continually improve practices and controls that reduce and prevent the effects of toxic contaminants below levels that harm aquatic systems and humans. Build from existing programs to...

Toxic Contaminants Research Outcome Justification

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Toxic Contaminants Research Outcome: Continually increase our understanding of the impacts and mitigation options for toxic contaminants. Develop a research agenda and further characterize the occurrence, concentrations, sources and...

Healthy Watersheds Outcome Justification

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Healthy Watersheds Outcome: 100 percent of state-identified currently healthy waters and watersheds remain healthy.

Water Quality Standards Attainment and Monitoring Outcome Justification

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Water Quality Standards Attainment and Monitoring Outcome: Continually improve the capacity to monitor and assess the effects of management actions being undertaken to implement the Bay TMDL and improve water quality. Use the monitoring...

2017 and 2025 Watershed Implementation Plans Outcomes Justification

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2017 Watershed Implementation Plans Outcome: By 2017, have practices and controls in place that are expected to achieve 60 percent of the nutrient and sediment pollution load reductions necessary to achieve applicable water quality...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Outcome Justification

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Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Outcome: Sustain and increase the habitat benefits of SAV (underwater grasses) in the Chesapeake Bay. Achieve and sustain the ultimate outcome of 185,000 acres of SAV Bay-wide necessary for a restored...

Tree Canopy Outcome Justification

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Tree Canopy Outcome: Continually increase urban tree canopy capacity to provide air quality, water quality and habitat benefits throughout the watershed. Expand urban tree canopy by 2,400 acres by 2025.

Forest Buffer Outcome Justification

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Forest Buffer Outcome: Continually increase the capacity of forest buffers to provide water quality and habitat benefits throughout the watershed. Restore 900 miles per year of riparian forest buffer and conserve existing buffers until...

Fish Passage Outcome Justification

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Fish Passage Outcome: Continually increase available habitat to support sustainable migratory fish populations in freshwater rivers and streams. By 2025, restore historical fish migratory routes by opening 1,000 additional stream miles,...

Brook Trout Outcome Justification

Publication date: | Type of document: Outcome | Download: Electronic Version

Brook Trout Outcome: Restore and sustain naturally reproducing brook trout populations in Chesapeake headwater streams with an eight percent increase in occupied habitat by 2025.

Stream Health Outcome Justification

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Stream Health Outcome: Continually improve stream health and function throughout the watershed. Improve health and function of 10% of stream miles above the 2008 baseline for the watershed.

Black Duck Outcome Justification

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Black Duck Outcome: By 2025, restore, enhance and preserve wetland habitats that support a wintering population of 100,000 black ducks, a species representative of the health of tidal marshes across the watershed. Refine population...

Wetlands Outcome Justification

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Wetlands Outcome: Continually increase the capacity of wetlands to provide water quality and habitat benefits throughout the watershed. Create or re-establish 85,000 acres of tidal and non-tidal wetlands and enhance the function of an...

Fish Habitat Outcome

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Fish Habitat Outcome: Continually improve effectiveness of fish habitat conservation and restoration efforts by identifying and characterizing critical spawning, nursery and forage areas within the Bay and tributaries for important fish...

Forage Fish Outcome Justification

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Forage Fish Outcome: Continually improve the Partnership’s capacity to understand the role of forage fish populations in the Chesapeake Bay. By 2016, develop a strategy for assessing the forage fish base available as food for predatory...

Oyster Outcome Justification

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Oyster Outcome: Continually increase finfish and shellfish habitat and water quality benefits from restored oyster populations. Restore native oyster habitat and populations in 10 tributaries by 2025 and ensure their protection.

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Blue Crab Management Outcome Justification

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Blue Crab Management Outcome: Manage for a stable and productive crab fishery including working with the industry, recreational crabbers and other stakeholders to improve commercial and recreational harvest accountability. By 2018,...

Comment Registry: Summary of Public Comments on 1-29-14 Draft Agreement

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The Comment Registry is a complete listing of all public comments on the January 29, 2014, Draft Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, which was released to the public for stakeholder input from January 29 to March 17, 2014. All comments...

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Urban Filter Strips and Stream Buffer Upgrade Practices

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Full version, with all appendices, as approved by the WQGIT on 6/9/2014.

WQGIT Governance Protocols

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Blue Crab Abundance Outcome Justification

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Blue Crab Abundance Outcome: Maintain a sustainable blue crab population based on the current 2012 target of 215 million adult females. Refine population targets through 2025 based on best available science.

Recommendations of the Expert Panel to Define Removal Rates for Erosion and Sediment Control Practices

Publication date: April 14, 2014 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Full version of the report, approved by the Water Quality Goal Implementation Team, 4/14/2014.

Calculation of Oyster Benefits with a Bioenergetics Model of the Virginia Oyster

Publication date: April 01, 2014 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

A bioenergetics model is formulated and validated for the Virginia oyster (Crassostrea virginica). The model considers two basic properties of a bivalve population: number of individuals and individual size. Individuals are represented...

The Chesapeake Bay Program 2013 (Report to Congress)

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A report on the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is required every five years as a mandate of the Clean Water Act, Section 117(h). The report includes: the status and trends of the Bay ecosystem; the effectiveness of CBP in implementing...



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