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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...

Report and Recommendations of the Nonpoint Source Evaluation Panel 1990

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

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

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

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

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

Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River Public Access Guide Part II 1989

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

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

Chesapeake Bay and Susquehanna River Public Access Guide Part I 1989

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

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

Prospects for Multispecies Fisheries Management in Chesapeake Bay 1998

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

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

Recreational Boat Pollution and the Chesapeake Bay 1991

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction to an Ecosystem 2001

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

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

Integrating Watershed and Land Use Planning in Maryland 2005 2007

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

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

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part III 2003

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

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

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part II 2003

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

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

Chesapeake Futures_Choices for the 21st Century Part I 2003

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

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

Chesapeake 2000 Tax Policy Study 2000

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

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

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

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

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

The State of the Chesapeake Bay_Third Biennial Monitoring Report 1989

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

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

The State of the Chesapeake Bay_Second Annual Monitoring Report 1984_1985

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

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

Riparian Forest Buffers Part III 1994

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

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

Riparian Forest Buffers Part II 1994

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

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

Riparian Forest Buffers Part I 1994

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

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

Forest of the Bay Part II 2000

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

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

Forests for the Bay Part I 2000

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

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

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

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

Wetlands_the Vital Link Between the Watershed and the Bay 1997

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

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

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

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

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

The Chesapeake Bay Program..An Action Agenda_Envisioning Success 1991

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

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

Land Use for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model 1990

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

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

First Annual Progress Report under the Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1985

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Estuary Program 1991 Annual Report

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Red Drum Fishery Management Plan 1994

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Nonpoint Source Programs Part II 1988

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Nonpoint Source Programs Part I 1988

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

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

Biennial Federal Workplan for the Anacostia River Watershed Part II 1997

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

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

Biennial Federal Workplan for the Anacostia River Watershed Part I 1997

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conserving Chesapeake Landscapes 2010

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines Part II 1997

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines Part III 1997

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Regional Action Plans Development Guidelines Part I 1997

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling Program Part II 1995

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Modeling Program Part I 1995

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MD DNR American Shad Hook & Line Survey

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Water Quality 2004

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

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

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

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

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

Shrinking Striped Bass Habitat in Chesapeake Bay and Albemarle Sound 1988

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

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

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources_The Chesapeake Experience 1990 Part II

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

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

Reducing Pollution from Nonpoint Sources_The Chesapeake Experience 1990 Part I

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

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

Progress Report of the Baywide Nutrient Reduction Reevaluation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Wetlands Policy 1988

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Assistance Network Access to Federal Funds

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Water Column Contaminants Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Citizen Monitoring Program Report 1989

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Acid Mine Drainage Loadings to the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1998

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

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

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

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

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

Second SHWG TAG Presentation

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First SHWG TAG Presentation

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Chesapeake Bay Program_SAV Ecosystem Analysis Documentation 1993

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

The goal of this analysis was to estimate nitrogen loads that could be used to assess the potential impact of nitrogen uptake by eelgrass on dissolved oxygen levels in the Bay, using the Chesapeake Bay 3D computer model.  To do this, it...

Chesapeake Bay Stories_Review of the Chesapeake Bay Program Communications Stories and Related Information 2004

Publication date: December 07, 2004 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

This report presents the preliminary findings from an in-depth analysis of interviews with selected Chesapeake Bay Program partners and staff conducted during August-September 2004.  The study, co-sponsored bythe Chesapeake Bay...

Potential Environmental Indicators for Assessing the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2005

Publication date: February 20, 2007 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The CBP Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) sponsored a workshop on "Developing Environmental Indicators for Assessing the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed" to support the development of the CBP watershed health...

Next-Generation Biofuels_Taking the Policy Lead for the Nation 2008

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

Every major source of energy used by modern society has an environmental impact-and all too often these impacts are negative.  Today, the Chesapeake Bay region has an unprecedented opportunity to take the lead in a new era of energy...

An Evaluation of the Cost of Point Source Nitrogen Limits of Treatment Implementation in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 2001

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

The purpose of this project was to perform a cost evaluation of implementing nitrogen limits of treatment (LOT) technology at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  LOT technology was defined as technology...

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997

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

A Comprehensive List of Chesapeake Bay Basin Species 1997 is an update of a 1992 document published by the Environmental Protection Aency Chesapeake Bay Program Office 9CBP/TRS 70/92).  It provides a list of aquatic and...

Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team March 2016 Newsletter

Publication date: March 31, 2016 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Sustainable Fisheries Goal Implementation Team releases a biannual newsletter to their team members and interested parties biannually, in March and September, to keep their members informed of the Sustainable Fisheries Goal...

Final Report of Fishery Resource Grant Project 2015-01 Conducted by George Trice: Testing Experimental Collection Gears to Increase Harvest Efficiency of the Electrofishing Fishery targeting Introduced Blue Catfish in Virginia Waters

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The goal of the project was to design a more effective way to harvest invasive catfish (predominantly blue catfish, Ictalurus furcatus) in Virginia waters stunned by low-frequency electrofishing (LFE).   LFE was conducted from May 18,...

The 1996 Users Guide to Chesapeake Bay Program Biological and Living Resources Monitoring Date

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

This document describes how to access biological monitoring data at the Chesapeake Bay Program  (CBP) Data Center in Annapolis, Maryland.  It provides information:

*currently available and soon-to-be released CBP databases;

*how to...

Proceedings of the Bi-State Conference on the Chesapeake Bay April 27-29, 1977

Publication date: April 01, 1977 | Type of document:

In the years since the conference on the Chesapeake Bay that was held at the Wye Institute in September, 1968, the people of the Chesapeake Region, together with the rest of the nation, have increasingly recognized that environmental...

Conserving Chesapeake Landscape; Protecting Our Investments, Securing Future Progress

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

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

Chesapeake Bay WaterColumn Contaminants Critical Issue Forum Proceedings

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

Rich Batiuk, EPA, Chesapeake Bay Program Office, described the objectives of the critical issues forum, the questions posed to the forum participants by the Toxics Subcommittee, and the process for incorporating forum findings into the...

Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Progress and Future Directions 1997

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

Since 1983, the Chesapeake Bay Program has been working in cooperation with local governments, industry, farmers, environmentalists, conservation associations, citizen groups, and others throughout the Bay region to restore the water...

Achieving Nutrient and Sediment Reduction Goals in the Chesapeake Bay 2011

Publication date: March 01, 2011 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP), a partnership among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the six watershed states, and the District of Columbia, is working at federal, state, and local levels to restore the Chesapeake Bay...

Agriculture Workgroup Governance Protocols

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Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Water Quality and Habitat-based Requirements and Restoration Targets 2000

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

The loss of submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, from shallow waters of Chesapeake Bay, which was first noted in the early 1960's, is a widespread, well-documented problem.  Although other factors such as climatic events and herbicide...

Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay Watershed_Executive Summary 2009

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

May 12, 2009 was a historic day for the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed.  On that date, President Obama issued Executive Order 13508 on Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration.  In the Executive Order, President Obama declard the...

Status and Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Wildlife Contamination 1992

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

As an integral component of its priority setting process, the Chesapeake Bay Program's Toxics Subcommittee has sought the expertise of Chesapeake Bay researchers and managers in developing a series of Chesapeake Bay toxics status and...

Progress to Improve Water Quality Conditions in Rock Creek Estuary, Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1990

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

Rock Creek is a 3-mile, 873 acre estuary in northern Anne Arundel County, Maryland (Figure 1).  It is a tributary to the Patapsco River, just upstream from the river's mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.  Rock Creek's watershed encompasses...

Maryland Water Quality Inventory 1986

Publication date: April 15, 1986 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

The Patuxent River has been a major focal point for water quality management in Maryland for well over a decade.  As the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas have encroached on the Patuxent watershed, long-time residents...

EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Resource Users Management Team_Final Report and Recommendations Fall 1983

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

The primary message which RUMT hopes this report will convey is that there is now ample evidence that the Bay system is in decline.  Based on this evidence, RUMT supports specific policies to reverse that decline.  RUMT has concluded...

Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative 1999

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

Origins of the project - EPA Region III's direct and active involvement in the Anacostia began with its 1992 Report tp Congress.  Official kick-off of the Anacostia Ecosystem Initiative occurred in 1994 and followed a White House task...

Trends in Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay (1984-1990) 1992

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

This report shows average monthly concentrations of nitrogen were essentially unchanged in the entire mainstem of the Chesapeake Bay from October 1984 to September 1990.  Total nitrogen levels showed an apparent increase of 2%, and...

The Second Progress Report under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

This Second Progress Report attemtps to track at least some of those ripples.  It describes major efforts under way which contribute to the restoration of the Bay, though their cumulative effects are not yest fully defined.  The task of...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy for the Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributaries 1989

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

A survey program was developed to assess the problem within the tidal portion of the Bay.  This program has generally continued on an annual basis since the initial survey in 1984.  The fact that this survey does not presently include...



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