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The Chesapeake Bay Agenda An Action Agenda 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…

Removing Impediments to Migratory Fishes in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 1996

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

In 1996, the Chesapeake Bay Program signatories opened 55.8 miles to migratory fish within the Bay watershed.  A total of 267.1 miles have been opened to date, including 148.7 miles opened prior to the Directive.  In addition to 1996…

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay: Recent Advances in Estuarine Sciences Part II 1987

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

Scientific knowledge is not static.  The scientific community is continually advancing its understanding of fundamental principles or processes that will eventually have impact on decision of societal importance.  This publication…

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay: Recent Advances in Estuarine Science Part I 1987

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

Scientific knowledge is not static.  The scientific community is continually advancing its understanding of fundamental principles or processes that will eventually have impact on decision of societal importance. This publication…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Second Progress Report under the 1987 Chesapeake Bay Agreement 1989

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

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

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

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

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

Chesapeake Bay Health & Restoration_2008

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

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

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

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

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

Chesapeake Bay_2006 Health & Restoration Assessment_Part Two

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

This report, Part Two, Restoratioon Efforts uses 20indciators grouped into the five priority areas described in the landmark Chesapeake 2000 agreement that represent major elements of the Bay restoration effort.  Quantitative goals have…

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…

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…

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…

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…

2010 Chesapeake Bay Program Partner Restoration Highlights

Publication date: June 03, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

2010 Chesapeake Bay Program Partner Restoration Highlights

Strategy to Accelerate the Protection and Restoration of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay

Publication date: December 01, 2003 | Type of document: Policy Memorandum | Download: Electronic Version

This document presents a strategy to accelerate the protection and restoration of submerged aquatic vegetation, or SAV, in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009

Publication date: April 07, 2010 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2009 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.

Adoption Statement on Riparian Forest Buffers

Publication date: October 10, 1996 | Type of document: Adoption Statement | Download: Electronic Version

In past commitments, we agreed to reduce nutrients, to restore habitat, to improve access to thousands of miles of habitat for migratory fish, and to enhance watershed management by developing and implementing tributary-specific…

Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook: A Guide for Establishing and Maintaining Riparian Forest Buffers

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

The purpose of this handbook is to provide professional land managers and planners with the latest information on the functions, design, establishment and management of riparian forest buffers.

Directive No. 03-01: Expanded Riparian Forest Buffer Goals

Publication date: December 08, 2003 | Type of document: Directive | Download: Electronic Version

We, the members of the Chesapeake Executive Council, hereby reaffirm our commitment to restoring the Chesapeake Bay, in part, by protecting and restoring riparian lands along the watershed’s thousands of miles of stream and shoreline.

Directive No. 94-1: Riparian Forest Buffers

Publication date: October 14, 1994 | Type of document: Directive | Download: Electronic Version

We now recognize that forests along waterways, also known as "riparian forests," are an important resource that protects water quality and provides habitat and food necessary to support fish survival and reproduction. Used as buffers,…

Chesapeake Bay Underwater Grasses

Publication date: September 22, 2003 | Type of document: Backgrounder | Download: Electronic Version

Bay grasses are a unique yardstick for measuring the progress of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts because they are not under harvest pressure and their health is closely linked to water quality. In recent years both the health and…

Charting the Chesapeake's Recovery: The Course for Clean Water in the Bay and its Watershed

Publication date: May 12, 2009 | Type of document: | Download: Electronic Version

Charting the Chesapeake's Recovery: The Course for Clean Water in the Bay and its Watershed

2011 Milestones to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Publication date: May 12, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

2011 Milestones to Reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008

Publication date: March 19, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Despite increased restoration efforts throughout the watershed, the overall health of the Chesapeake Bay did not improve in 2008, according to a Chesapeake Bay Program report released today. The Chesapeake Bay Program, however, exceeded…

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 - Executive Summary

Publication date: March 19, 2009 | Type of document: Report | Download: Electronic Version

Bay Barometer: A Health and Restoration Assessment of the Chesapeake Bay and Watershed in 2008 provides detailed results on many aspects of the ecosystem and the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay.



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