How does the growing number of people living in the Bay region put pressure on its natural resources?
Our daily lives can dramatically impact the environment when we consume natural resources, alter the landscape to fit our needs and pollute our land, air and water. As the population in the Chesapeake Bay region continues to grow, so does our combined impact on the the Bay, its rivers and streams and the surrounding lands. Geographer Peter Claggett with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) discusses how he uses satellite imagery to study the effects of population growth on the local landscape and what we can do to lessen the impact of a growing population on the region’s natural resources.
- Produced by Will Parson
- Additional footage by Steve Droter
- Music/Audio: “A Moment of Jazz” by Ancelin