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

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Nutrient Reduction Technology Cost Estimates for Point Sources in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

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

the purpose nof this report is to provide costs estimates for treatment technologies associated with varying concentration levels of nitrogen and phosphorus removal from inductrial and municipal wastewater plants in the Chesapeake Bay...

Nutrient Trading In the Chesapeake Bay Watershed-Public Comments Summary

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

This document is a collective summary of the documents (both during the public meetings as well as those written) received by all jurisdictions.  The process undertaken to prodice this summary included the following steps:  1) Each...

Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Clorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries

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

In April 2003, the U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the Ambient Water Quality Criteria for Dissolved Oxygen, Water Clarity and Chlorophyll a for the Chesapeake Bay and Its Tidal Tributaries which was the foundation...

Nutrient-Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics in Chesapeake Bay

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

This study was funded by grants X-003311-01-0 and X-003310-02-0 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration through the University of Maryland Sea Grant College.  The...

Nutrient Trading to Maintain the Nutrient Cap in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 14, 1998 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

this workshop was held om December 14, 1998.  Its purpose, as delineated on the agenda (see Appendix I) was to initiate a process to develop nutrient trading policies and guidelines to achieve and maintain the Nutrient Cap in the...

Chesapeake Bay Introduction to an Ecosystem-1982

Publication date: January 01, 1982 | Type of document:

Today, the Chesapeake is still one of this country's most valuable natural treasures.  Even after centuries of intensive use, the Bay remains a highly productive natural resourece.  It provides millions of pounds of seafood, functions...

Baywide Nutrient Reduction Strategy Progress Report

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

In 1988, the Water Quality Task Group developed the Basinwide Nutrient Reduction Strategy.  The strategy describes state point and nonpoint source (NPS) programs designed to meet the agreement goal of reducing nutrient loads entering...

Bay, Plain and Piedmont

Publication date: September 01, 2000 | Type of document:

This book explores the cultural and naatural heritages of the Chesapeake Bay heartland, a region that extends through parts of south-central Pennsylvania, eastern Maryland and Virginia, and all of the District of Columbia (see Map 1). ...

An Introduction to Sedimentsheds

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program's Sediment workgroup was assigned the task of developing sedimentsheds.  The purpose of tje sedimentsheds is that they would be applied to determine the source of sediment that is contributing to water clarity...

Vegetated Filter Strips for Agricultural Runoff Treatment

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

When data from all tests were averaged, mass losses of total suspended solids, nitrogen and phosphoru from bare source areas were reduced by 72%, 17%, and 41% respectively, by 4.6 m (15 ft) wide filters.  TSS, N, and P reductions by 9.2...

Targeting Toxics: A Characterization Report A Tool for Directing Management & Monitoring Actions in the Chesapeake Bay's Tidal Rivers

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

Chemical contamination in water, sediment and/or in animal tissue us an importaant issue for peiople everywhere.  In the Chesapeake Bay region, scientists and managers have been carrying out a multi-step effort assess the Bay's tidal...

The Community Watershed Initiative Strategy: Recognizing Shared Vision, Realizing Shared Goals

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

AS directed by the Chesapeake Executive Council in 1997 (see appendix I) the  Community Watershed Initiative offers a framework to enable the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) to better support community watershed efforts for the benefit of...

The Restoration of the Anacostia River - The Report to Congress

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

The House and Senate Committies on Appropriations in their approval of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) FY92 Operating Plan directed EPA to conduct a stidu of the Anacostia River.  This study "should include...ana analysis...

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 9172 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...

Restoring a Bay Resource-Riparian Forest Buffer Demonstration Sites

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

Riparian forests are integral to the health of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers for many reasons.  Their position in the landscape make riparian biffers between upland areas and the adjacent waters that will eventually enter the Bay. ...

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources: The Chesapeake Experience-1990

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 to defime, quamtify...

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

Publication date: August 01, 1996 | Type of document:

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 known and documented quality for use in the Chesapeake Bay...

Pollution Prevention Workbook

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

What is Pollution Prevention (P2)?  One of the best wtays to protect the Bay is to prevent pollution and waste from entering the waterways. Pollution Prevention (P2) is a hierarchy of activities that eliminate or reduce the amount...

Nonpoint Source Pollution Loading Factors and Related Parameters from the Literature

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

Using a modified version of TR-20 (SCS computer program), McTernan et al (1987) conducted a study to evaluate the effectiveness of various BMPs upon the production of nonpoint source pollutants from small agricultural watersheds in...

Chesapeake Bay Area - Nutrient Management Programs - An Overview

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

In response to Executive Council directives and the Nutrient Subcommittee charge for the development of a comprehensive and accurate BMP tracking and reporting system, the Chesapeake Bay Program is reviewing and evaluating the current...

Habitat Requirements for Chesapeake Bay Living Resources

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

Within the context of this report, habitat is defined as the biotic and abiotic conditions upon which the living resources of the Bay depend.  Abiotic conditions include factors sich as water quality, sibstrate, circulation patterns,...

The George Wright Forum

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

The Journal of The George Wright Society.  Dedicated to the Protection and Management of Cultural and National Parks and Reverses through research and education.

Environmental Outcome-Based Management: Using Environmental Goals and Measures in the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most carefully monitored bodies of water in the world.  Because concern for the Baydates back to the 1970's and implementation of restoration efforts has been going on for over a decade, there is a...

Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plants for BNR Retrofits Using Advances in Technology

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

This project was inititaed on June 1, 1995 for the purpose of stimulating efforts towards the reduction of point source nutrient discharges to the waters of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Prior to the project a few engineering firms had...

Evaluating Nutrient and Sediment Losses from Agricultural Lands: Vegetative Filter Strips

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

This report is part of a bi-state reserach effort funded by the EPA Chesapeake Bay Program between the states of Maryland and Virginia.  This report describes the Virginia project.  The Maryland project is described in another...

Estimation of Nonpoint Source Loading Factors in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model

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

The objective of this project entered into by US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and North Carolina State University (NCSU) was to assist the Chesapeake Bay Program in developing appropriate parameters to calibrate the...

Dissolved Oxygen Trends in the Chesapeake Bay (1984-1990)

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

Low dissolved oxygen is one of the most important problems facing managers and scientists in the restoration of Chesapeake Bay.  Oxygen is critical to the health and survival of tje Bay's aquatic life.  Faced with decreasing levels of...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory

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

This Toxics Loading and Release Inventory is one of many tools the Chesapeake Bay Program is using to  set more targeted source reduction and pollution prevention goals to reduce and eliminate toxic impacts in the Bay.  The overall goal...

Chesapeake Bay Basin Toxics Loading and Release Inventory-Appendices

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

Basinwide Toxics Reduction and Prevention Sstrategy Commitment Report: A Supporting Document for the 1999 Toxics Reevaluation and Revision.  Appendices A, B and C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBSAC 2014 Blue Crab Advisory Report Figures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...



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