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Chesapeake Bay Program Independent Evaluation

Publication date: May 04, 2010 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

There is broad support for an independent evaluator that conducts ongoing and periodic evaluations of the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP). This backgrounder describes what the independent evaluator is, frequently asked questions about...

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants

Publication date: September 10, 2009 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program promotes community-based efforts to develop and implement conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The...

Long Term Plan for Communicating the State of the Bay and the State of the Bay Restoration

Publication date: December 06, 2006 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Accurately conveying the health of the Chesapeake Bay and it watershed to policy makers, political leaders and watershed residents is critical to the maintaining the long-term momentum of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.

This...

What is Dissolved Oxygen and Why is it Important to the Chesapeake Bay?

Publication date: July 12, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Dissolved oxygen is vital to the health of the living resources in Chesapeake Bay. This background fact sheet explains the sources of dissolved oxygen, the role dissolved oxygen plays in the Bay ecosystem, and explains low dissolved...

What are Tributary Strategies?

Publication date: April 30, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

To accelerate the protection and restoration of the Bay watershed, Chesapeake Bay Program partners are developing 36 river-specific cleanup strategies that cover all 64,000 square miles in the basin. These Tributary Strategies aim to...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel Members

Publication date: March 11, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council selected fifteen members to a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel charged with developing innovative solutions to financing the multi-billion dollar Bay restoration effort. The 15-member...

Green Roof - Arlington County Government Center

Publication date: February 12, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Arlington County local government officials are encouraging developers to make projects more environmentally friendly, by practicing what they preach through the installation of a 3,285 square foot green roof that is viewable from the...

Blue Ribbon Finance Panel: Seeking Solutions to Secure the Bays Future

Publication date: December 10, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

On December 9, 2003, the Chesapeake Executive Council called for the establishment of a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel to seek new and innovative ways to finance and secure the Bay's future. The Blue Ribbon Panel has...

Getting Started: Planning for the Future of Your Watershed

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

Watershed management planning establishes partnerships between local and state governments, community organizations and any other groups with the common goal of protecting your watershed. Additionally, watershed management planning is a...

An Introduction to Watershed Management Planning: Planning for the Future of Your Watershed

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

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

Non-native Oysters and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

While Chesapeake Bay Program partners continue their work to restore native oysters, efforts are also underway to better understand the risks and benefits surrounding the possible introduction of non-native oysters into the Bay. This...

Blue Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: July 07, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet overviews blue crab anatomy, life cycle, habitat and current status of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population

Next Steps for Bay Water Quality Restoration

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This Backgrounder highlights milestones in Bay water quality restoration between April 2003 and 2010.

Frequently Asked Questions About Restoring Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This Backgrounder answers commonly asked questions about the new living resource-based approach to restoring Bay water quality.

Restoring and Protecting the Chesapeake - How Much Will It Cost?

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Short synopsis of the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Cost of a Clean Bay Report completed in January 2003.

Glossary of Water Quality Terms

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet defines commonly used water quality terms

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay: How We Get There

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet overviews the new water quality standards and criteria that form the basis of the Bay cleanup.

Water Quality Protection and Restoration, An Innovative Approach

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet reviews the regulations guiding Bay restoration and provides an overview of the transition to the new water quality criteria.

New Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Criteria: Chlorophyll a and Water Clarity

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This reprint from the July/August 2001 Bay Journal overviews the chlorophylla and water clarity criteria underdevelopment in 2001

New Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Criteria: Dissolved Oxygen

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This reprint from the July/August 2001 Bay Journal overviews the dissolved oxygen criteria developed in 2001

Recommendations on Suminoe Oyster (Crassostrea Ariakensis) Aquaculture in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 23, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this document is to communicate the findings and recommendations of the Federal Agencies Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program with respect to an anticipated proposal to introduce the Suminoe oyster into the waters of...

2002 Bald Eagles and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: March 02, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the history of balc eagle restoration in the Bay watershed an update on the current status of bald eagles

The Civil War, Slavery and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet provides a summary of the role the Chesapeake Bay region played in the beginnings of slavery in America, as a conduit for the Underground Railroad and in the Civil War

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Partners Reach to Local Governments Through New Internet Service

Publication date: November 13, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This press release announces the launch of the local government resource, Bay LogIn

Status and Trends of Chesapeake Bay Forests

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Overview of trends in the Bay's forests, land use in Bay watershed

Conserving Forest in the Developing Landscape

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Overview of forest conservation issues: Growth management; distribution and fragmentation, integration in land use planning, regional perspective, riparian forests, and economic viability

Wetlands and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Fact sheet describing the functions and values of wetlands , status and trends in wetlands, wetland hot spots, causes of wetland loss, and partnerships for conservation and protection of wetlands

Striped Bass

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Overview of 1979 Emergency Striped Bass Research Study. The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, An Economic Resource: Commerce, Productivity and Transportation

Stream Corridor Protection and Restoration

Publication date: October 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Stream corridor protection options for local decision makers

Storm Water Management and the Chesapeake Bay

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

This backgrounder answers commonly asked questions about storm water management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Selected 2001 Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grant Recipients

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides in depth information on tree projects funded through the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program.

Modeling the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This backgrounder explains what environmental models are and how they are used at the Chesapeake Bay Program

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program: 2001 Recipients

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet lists the year 2000 recipients of the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Nutrient Trading and the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

A newsletter acknowledging the importance of nutrient trading in meeting reduction goals, the process the nutrient trading negotiation team underwent to reach consensus, and a listing of the recommended fundamental principles and...

Bald Eagles and the Chesapeake Bay

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

This fact sheet overviews the restoration and protection of bald eagles and provides information on current status and tends of blad eagles in the Bay watershed

Toxics 2000 Strategy Working to Restore Regions of Concern: Baltimore Harbor, the Anacostia and Elizabeth Rivers

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

This backgrounder provides an overview of the commitments in the Toxics 2000 Strategy

Toxics 2000 Strategy - Executive Summary

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

This document summarizes the Toxics 2000 Strategy

Appendix A: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Chemicals of Concern as of September 26, 2000

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

Chemicals of concern include chemical contaminants identified in the 1999 Toxics Characterization that are at levels that may cause toxic impact, chemical contaminants responsible for listing waterbodies as impaired or threatened, and...

Finding Solutions for the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Answers the question: how do forests provide answers for the restoration of the bay.

Forests and the Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

How riparian forests contribute to the protection, restoration, and stewardship of the Bay Watershed

Contaminants and the Chesapeake

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This is a fact sheet on contaminants and other Bay-related issues

QAT - Quality Assurance Tool

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

QAT is the Quality Assurance tool developed to improve the automated data integrity checks used by the Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) and to reduce the processing needed to put water quality data into the CBPO water quality...

Data Hub

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Data hub is a Chesapeake Bay Program web page where environmental monitoring and geographic data related to Chesapeake Bay is located. A dynamic, form-driven interface allows the user to access the information.

Interpolator - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributary River Interpolator Tool

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Bay and tidal Tributary River Interpolator is a standalone application that interpolates water quality sample concentrations on the surface or throughout the 3D volume of the Bay and tidal tributaries.

Chesapeake Information Management System Fact Sheet

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Information Management System (CIMS) is an organized, distributed library of information and software tools designed to increase basin-wide public access to Chesapeake Bay information

Waterfowl and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 26, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides background information on waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay

Priorities for Action For Land, Growth and Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1997

Publication date: August 01, 1997 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Outreach document outlining priorities for actions for land, growth and stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay region

Riparian Forest Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 31, 1996 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Riparian forests are integral to the health of the Bay and its rivers for many reasons. Their position in the landscape makes these forests excellent buffers between upland areas and waters that eventually enter the Bay. Riparian...

Habitat Restoration: A Framework for Action

Publication date: January 01, 1996 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Based on a three-phase program resulting in an integrated and comprehensive approach for targeting habitat restoration projects in the Bay watershed

Aquatic Reef Habitat Management Plan

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

Designed to improve the ecology of Chesapeake Bay; the ecological value of the oyster resource; to restore, augment, and set aside hard substrate on the Bay bottom to enhance reef community development and improve aquatic habitat; and...

Exploring the King & Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The goal of the King and Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan is to enhance and perpetuate King and Spanish mackerel stocks in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and throughout their Atlantic coast range, so as to generate...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Goals

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This policy's intent is to guide the protection and restoration of all submerged aquatic vegetation within the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries

Restoration of Ecologically Valuable Species

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Describes strategy devised by the Ecologically Valuable Species Workgroup, a group organized under the Living Resources Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program, that views the Bay as an holistic ecosystem

Exploring the Horseshoe Crab Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Purpose of Plan is to protect the horseshoe crab's ecological role in the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coast through improved knowledge of stocks and the integration of specific habitat actions thus providing for its commercial,...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy

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

This Policy's intent is to guide the protection and restoration of all submerged aquatic vegetation within the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries


2002 Bald Eagles and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: March 02, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the history of balc eagle restoration in the Bay watershed an update on the current status of bald eagles

An Introduction to Watershed Management Planning: Planning for the Future of Your Watershed

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

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

Appendix A: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Chemicals of Concern as of September 26, 2000

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

Chemicals of concern include chemical contaminants identified in the 1999 Toxics Characterization that are at levels that may cause toxic impact, chemical contaminants responsible for listing waterbodies as impaired or threatened, and...

Aquatic Reef Habitat Management Plan

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

Designed to improve the ecology of Chesapeake Bay; the ecological value of the oyster resource; to restore, augment, and set aside hard substrate on the Bay bottom to enhance reef community development and improve aquatic habitat; and...

Bald Eagles and the Chesapeake Bay

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

This fact sheet overviews the restoration and protection of bald eagles and provides information on current status and tends of blad eagles in the Bay watershed

Blue Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: July 07, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet overviews blue crab anatomy, life cycle, habitat and current status of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population

Blue Ribbon Finance Panel: Seeking Solutions to Secure the Bays Future

Publication date: December 10, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

On December 9, 2003, the Chesapeake Executive Council called for the establishment of a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel to seek new and innovative ways to finance and secure the Bay's future. The Blue Ribbon Panel has...

Chesapeake Bay Program Independent Evaluation

Publication date: May 04, 2010 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

There is broad support for an independent evaluator that conducts ongoing and periodic evaluations of the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP). This backgrounder describes what the independent evaluator is, frequently asked questions about...

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Partners Reach to Local Governments Through New Internet Service

Publication date: November 13, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This press release announces the launch of the local government resource, Bay LogIn

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants

Publication date: September 10, 2009 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program promotes community-based efforts to develop and implement conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The...

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program: 2001 Recipients

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet lists the year 2000 recipients of the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel Members

Publication date: March 11, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council selected fifteen members to a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel charged with developing innovative solutions to financing the multi-billion dollar Bay restoration effort. The 15-member...

Chesapeake Information Management System Fact Sheet

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Information Management System (CIMS) is an organized, distributed library of information and software tools designed to increase basin-wide public access to Chesapeake Bay information

Conserving Forest in the Developing Landscape

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Overview of forest conservation issues: Growth management; distribution and fragmentation, integration in land use planning, regional perspective, riparian forests, and economic viability

Contaminants and the Chesapeake

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This is a fact sheet on contaminants and other Bay-related issues

Data Hub

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Data hub is a Chesapeake Bay Program web page where environmental monitoring and geographic data related to Chesapeake Bay is located. A dynamic, form-driven interface allows the user to access the information.

Exploring the Horseshoe Crab Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Purpose of Plan is to protect the horseshoe crab's ecological role in the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coast through improved knowledge of stocks and the integration of specific habitat actions thus providing for its commercial,...

Exploring the King & Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The goal of the King and Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan is to enhance and perpetuate King and Spanish mackerel stocks in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and throughout their Atlantic coast range, so as to generate...

Finding Solutions for the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Answers the question: how do forests provide answers for the restoration of the bay.

Forests and the Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

How riparian forests contribute to the protection, restoration, and stewardship of the Bay Watershed

Frequently Asked Questions About Restoring Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This Backgrounder answers commonly asked questions about the new living resource-based approach to restoring Bay water quality.

Getting Started: Planning for the Future of Your Watershed

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

Watershed management planning establishes partnerships between local and state governments, community organizations and any other groups with the common goal of protecting your watershed. Additionally, watershed management planning is a...

Glossary of Water Quality Terms

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet defines commonly used water quality terms

Green Roof - Arlington County Government Center

Publication date: February 12, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Arlington County local government officials are encouraging developers to make projects more environmentally friendly, by practicing what they preach through the installation of a 3,285 square foot green roof that is viewable from the...

Habitat Restoration: A Framework for Action

Publication date: January 01, 1996 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Based on a three-phase program resulting in an integrated and comprehensive approach for targeting habitat restoration projects in the Bay watershed

Interpolator - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributary River Interpolator Tool

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Bay and tidal Tributary River Interpolator is a standalone application that interpolates water quality sample concentrations on the surface or throughout the 3D volume of the Bay and tidal tributaries.

Long Term Plan for Communicating the State of the Bay and the State of the Bay Restoration

Publication date: December 06, 2006 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Accurately conveying the health of the Chesapeake Bay and it watershed to policy makers, political leaders and watershed residents is critical to the maintaining the long-term momentum of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.

This...

Modeling the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This backgrounder explains what environmental models are and how they are used at the Chesapeake Bay Program

New Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Criteria: Chlorophyll a and Water Clarity

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This reprint from the July/August 2001 Bay Journal overviews the chlorophylla and water clarity criteria underdevelopment in 2001

New Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Criteria: Dissolved Oxygen

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This reprint from the July/August 2001 Bay Journal overviews the dissolved oxygen criteria developed in 2001

Next Steps for Bay Water Quality Restoration

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This Backgrounder highlights milestones in Bay water quality restoration between April 2003 and 2010.

Non-native Oysters and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

While Chesapeake Bay Program partners continue their work to restore native oysters, efforts are also underway to better understand the risks and benefits surrounding the possible introduction of non-native oysters into the Bay. This...

Nutrient Trading and the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

A newsletter acknowledging the importance of nutrient trading in meeting reduction goals, the process the nutrient trading negotiation team underwent to reach consensus, and a listing of the recommended fundamental principles and...

Priorities for Action For Land, Growth and Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1997

Publication date: August 01, 1997 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Outreach document outlining priorities for actions for land, growth and stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay region

QAT - Quality Assurance Tool

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

QAT is the Quality Assurance tool developed to improve the automated data integrity checks used by the Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) and to reduce the processing needed to put water quality data into the CBPO water quality...

Recommendations on Suminoe Oyster (Crassostrea Ariakensis) Aquaculture in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 23, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this document is to communicate the findings and recommendations of the Federal Agencies Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program with respect to an anticipated proposal to introduce the Suminoe oyster into the waters of...

Restoration of Ecologically Valuable Species

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Describes strategy devised by the Ecologically Valuable Species Workgroup, a group organized under the Living Resources Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program, that views the Bay as an holistic ecosystem

Restoring and Protecting the Chesapeake - How Much Will It Cost?

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Short synopsis of the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Cost of a Clean Bay Report completed in January 2003.

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay: How We Get There

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet overviews the new water quality standards and criteria that form the basis of the Bay cleanup.

Riparian Forest Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 31, 1996 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Riparian forests are integral to the health of the Bay and its rivers for many reasons. Their position in the landscape makes these forests excellent buffers between upland areas and waters that eventually enter the Bay. Riparian...

Selected 2001 Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grant Recipients

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides in depth information on tree projects funded through the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program.

Status and Trends of Chesapeake Bay Forests

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Overview of trends in the Bay's forests, land use in Bay watershed

Storm Water Management and the Chesapeake Bay

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

This backgrounder answers commonly asked questions about storm water management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Stream Corridor Protection and Restoration

Publication date: October 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Stream corridor protection options for local decision makers

Striped Bass

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Overview of 1979 Emergency Striped Bass Research Study. The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, An Economic Resource: Commerce, Productivity and Transportation

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Goals

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This policy's intent is to guide the protection and restoration of all submerged aquatic vegetation within the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy

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

This Policy's intent is to guide the protection and restoration of all submerged aquatic vegetation within the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries

The Civil War, Slavery and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet provides a summary of the role the Chesapeake Bay region played in the beginnings of slavery in America, as a conduit for the Underground Railroad and in the Civil War

Toxics 2000 Strategy - Executive Summary

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

This document summarizes the Toxics 2000 Strategy

Toxics 2000 Strategy Working to Restore Regions of Concern: Baltimore Harbor, the Anacostia and Elizabeth Rivers

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

This backgrounder provides an overview of the commitments in the Toxics 2000 Strategy

Water Quality Protection and Restoration, An Innovative Approach

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet reviews the regulations guiding Bay restoration and provides an overview of the transition to the new water quality criteria.

Waterfowl and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 26, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides background information on waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay

Wetlands and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Fact sheet describing the functions and values of wetlands , status and trends in wetlands, wetland hot spots, causes of wetland loss, and partnerships for conservation and protection of wetlands

What are Tributary Strategies?

Publication date: April 30, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

To accelerate the protection and restoration of the Bay watershed, Chesapeake Bay Program partners are developing 36 river-specific cleanup strategies that cover all 64,000 square miles in the basin. These Tributary Strategies aim to...

What is Dissolved Oxygen and Why is it Important to the Chesapeake Bay?

Publication date: July 12, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Dissolved oxygen is vital to the health of the living resources in Chesapeake Bay. This background fact sheet explains the sources of dissolved oxygen, the role dissolved oxygen plays in the Bay ecosystem, and explains low dissolved...


Green Roof - Arlington County Government Center

Publication date: February 12, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Arlington County local government officials are encouraging developers to make projects more environmentally friendly, by practicing what they preach through the installation of a 3,285 square foot green roof that is viewable from the...

What is Dissolved Oxygen and Why is it Important to the Chesapeake Bay?

Publication date: July 12, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Dissolved oxygen is vital to the health of the living resources in Chesapeake Bay. This background fact sheet explains the sources of dissolved oxygen, the role dissolved oxygen plays in the Bay ecosystem, and explains low dissolved...

What are Tributary Strategies?

Publication date: April 30, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

To accelerate the protection and restoration of the Bay watershed, Chesapeake Bay Program partners are developing 36 river-specific cleanup strategies that cover all 64,000 square miles in the basin. These Tributary Strategies aim to...

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel Members

Publication date: March 11, 2004 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

The Chesapeake Executive Council selected fifteen members to a new Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel charged with developing innovative solutions to financing the multi-billion dollar Bay restoration effort. The 15-member...

Blue Ribbon Finance Panel: Seeking Solutions to Secure the Bays Future

Publication date: December 10, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

On December 9, 2003, the Chesapeake Executive Council called for the establishment of a Chesapeake Bay Watershed Blue Ribbon Finance Panel to seek new and innovative ways to finance and secure the Bay's future. The Blue Ribbon Panel has...

Getting Started: Planning for the Future of Your Watershed

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

Watershed management planning establishes partnerships between local and state governments, community organizations and any other groups with the common goal of protecting your watershed. Additionally, watershed management planning is a...

An Introduction to Watershed Management Planning: Planning for the Future of Your Watershed

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

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

Next Steps for Bay Water Quality Restoration

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This Backgrounder highlights milestones in Bay water quality restoration between April 2003 and 2010.

Frequently Asked Questions About Restoring Chesapeake Bay Water Quality

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This Backgrounder answers commonly asked questions about the new living resource-based approach to restoring Bay water quality.

Restoring and Protecting the Chesapeake - How Much Will It Cost?

Publication date: April 15, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Short synopsis of the Chesapeake Bay Commission's Cost of a Clean Bay Report completed in January 2003.

Selected 2001 Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grant Recipients

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides in depth information on tree projects funded through the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program.

Chesapeake Bay Restoration Partners Reach to Local Governments Through New Internet Service

Publication date: November 13, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This press release announces the launch of the local government resource, Bay LogIn

The Civil War, Slavery and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 01, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet provides a summary of the role the Chesapeake Bay region played in the beginnings of slavery in America, as a conduit for the Underground Railroad and in the Civil War

Contaminants and the Chesapeake

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This is a fact sheet on contaminants and other Bay-related issues

QAT - Quality Assurance Tool

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

QAT is the Quality Assurance tool developed to improve the automated data integrity checks used by the Chesapeake Bay Program Office (CBPO) and to reduce the processing needed to put water quality data into the CBPO water quality...

Data Hub

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Data hub is a Chesapeake Bay Program web page where environmental monitoring and geographic data related to Chesapeake Bay is located. A dynamic, form-driven interface allows the user to access the information.

Interpolator - Chesapeake Bay and Tidal Tributary River Interpolator Tool

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Bay and tidal Tributary River Interpolator is a standalone application that interpolates water quality sample concentrations on the surface or throughout the 3D volume of the Bay and tidal tributaries.

Chesapeake Information Management System Fact Sheet

Publication date: April 01, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Information Management System (CIMS) is an organized, distributed library of information and software tools designed to increase basin-wide public access to Chesapeake Bay information

Nutrient Trading and the Chesapeake Bay Program

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

A newsletter acknowledging the importance of nutrient trading in meeting reduction goals, the process the nutrient trading negotiation team underwent to reach consensus, and a listing of the recommended fundamental principles and...

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Goals

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This policy's intent is to guide the protection and restoration of all submerged aquatic vegetation within the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries

Stream Corridor Protection and Restoration

Publication date: October 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Stream corridor protection options for local decision makers

Status and Trends of Chesapeake Bay Forests

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Overview of trends in the Bay's forests, land use in Bay watershed

Restoration of Ecologically Valuable Species

Publication date: January 01, 1993 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Describes strategy devised by the Ecologically Valuable Species Workgroup, a group organized under the Living Resources Subcommittee of the Chesapeake Bay Program, that views the Bay as an holistic ecosystem

Priorities for Action For Land, Growth and Stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay Region 1997

Publication date: August 01, 1997 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Outreach document outlining priorities for actions for land, growth and stewardship in the Chesapeake Bay region

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Policy

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

This Policy's intent is to guide the protection and restoration of all submerged aquatic vegetation within the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries

Habitat Restoration: A Framework for Action

Publication date: January 01, 1996 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Based on a three-phase program resulting in an integrated and comprehensive approach for targeting habitat restoration projects in the Bay watershed

Finding Solutions for the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Answers the question: how do forests provide answers for the restoration of the bay.

Forests and the Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

How riparian forests contribute to the protection, restoration, and stewardship of the Bay Watershed

Exploring the King & Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1994 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The goal of the King and Spanish Mackerel Fishery Management Plan is to enhance and perpetuate King and Spanish mackerel stocks in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and throughout their Atlantic coast range, so as to generate...

Exploring the Horseshoe Crab Fishery Management Plan

Publication date: January 01, 1991 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Purpose of Plan is to protect the horseshoe crab's ecological role in the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic coast through improved knowledge of stocks and the integration of specific habitat actions thus providing for its commercial,...

Conserving Forest in the Developing Landscape

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Overview of forest conservation issues: Growth management; distribution and fragmentation, integration in land use planning, regional perspective, riparian forests, and economic viability

Aquatic Reef Habitat Management Plan

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

Designed to improve the ecology of Chesapeake Bay; the ecological value of the oyster resource; to restore, augment, and set aside hard substrate on the Bay bottom to enhance reef community development and improve aquatic habitat; and...

Long Term Plan for Communicating the State of the Bay and the State of the Bay Restoration

Publication date: December 06, 2006 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Accurately conveying the health of the Chesapeake Bay and it watershed to policy makers, political leaders and watershed residents is critical to the maintaining the long-term momentum of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort.

This...

Glossary of Water Quality Terms

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet defines commonly used water quality terms

Modeling the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This backgrounder explains what environmental models are and how they are used at the Chesapeake Bay Program

Restoring the Chesapeake Bay: How We Get There

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet overviews the new water quality standards and criteria that form the basis of the Bay cleanup.

Water Quality Protection and Restoration, An Innovative Approach

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet reviews the regulations guiding Bay restoration and provides an overview of the transition to the new water quality criteria.

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program: 2001 Recipients

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet lists the year 2000 recipients of the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Publication date: August 01, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet provides an overview of the Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program

Bald Eagles and the Chesapeake Bay

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

This fact sheet overviews the restoration and protection of bald eagles and provides information on current status and tends of blad eagles in the Bay watershed

Waterfowl and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: January 26, 2000 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides background information on waterfowl in the Chesapeake Bay

New Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Criteria: Chlorophyll a and Water Clarity

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This reprint from the July/August 2001 Bay Journal overviews the chlorophylla and water clarity criteria underdevelopment in 2001

New Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Criteria: Dissolved Oxygen

Publication date: April 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This reprint from the July/August 2001 Bay Journal overviews the dissolved oxygen criteria developed in 2001

Toxics 2000 Strategy Working to Restore Regions of Concern: Baltimore Harbor, the Anacostia and Elizabeth Rivers

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

This backgrounder provides an overview of the commitments in the Toxics 2000 Strategy

Toxics 2000 Strategy - Executive Summary

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

This document summarizes the Toxics 2000 Strategy

Chesapeake Bay Program Independent Evaluation

Publication date: May 04, 2010 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

There is broad support for an independent evaluator that conducts ongoing and periodic evaluations of the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP). This backgrounder describes what the independent evaluator is, frequently asked questions about...

Wetlands and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Fact sheet describing the functions and values of wetlands , status and trends in wetlands, wetland hot spots, causes of wetland loss, and partnerships for conservation and protection of wetlands

Striped Bass

Publication date: November 11, 2001 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

Overview of 1979 Emergency Striped Bass Research Study. The Living Natural Bay/Ecosystems, An Economic Resource: Commerce, Productivity and Transportation

2002 Bald Eagles and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: March 02, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides an overview of the history of balc eagle restoration in the Bay watershed an update on the current status of bald eagles

Recommendations on Suminoe Oyster (Crassostrea Ariakensis) Aquaculture in Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: April 23, 2002 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

The purpose of this document is to communicate the findings and recommendations of the Federal Agencies Committee of the Chesapeake Bay Program with respect to an anticipated proposal to introduce the Suminoe oyster into the waters of...

Non-native Oysters and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: August 14, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

While Chesapeake Bay Program partners continue their work to restore native oysters, efforts are also underway to better understand the risks and benefits surrounding the possible introduction of non-native oysters into the Bay. This...

Storm Water Management and the Chesapeake Bay

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

This backgrounder answers commonly asked questions about storm water management in the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Appendix A: Chesapeake Bay Watershed Chemicals of Concern as of September 26, 2000

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

Chemicals of concern include chemical contaminants identified in the 1999 Toxics Characterization that are at levels that may cause toxic impact, chemical contaminants responsible for listing waterbodies as impaired or threatened, and...

Riparian Forest Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Publication date: December 31, 1996 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

Riparian forests are integral to the health of the Bay and its rivers for many reasons. Their position in the landscape makes these forests excellent buffers between upland areas and waters that eventually enter the Bay. Riparian...

Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants

Publication date: September 10, 2009 | Type of document: Fact Sheet

The Chesapeake Bay Small Watershed Grants Program promotes community-based efforts to develop and implement conservation strategies to protect and restore the diverse natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The...

Blue Crabs and the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: July 07, 2003 | Type of document: Fact Sheet | Download: Electronic Version

This fact sheet overviews blue crab anatomy, life cycle, habitat and current status of the Chesapeake Bay blue crab population



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