November 1, 1998
Chesapeake Bay Program

The Living Resources Subcommittee (LRSc) is committed to the restoration, enhancement, protection and management of the living resources of the Chesapeake Bay. Living resources include fish, shellfish, birds and waterfowl, as well as the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), wetlands, and other shoreline and riverine systems important to water quality and fish and wildlife habitats. In cooperation with Bay Program partners, the LRSc supports the restoration of streams, wetlands, Bay grasses (SAV) and aquatic reefs, and the opening of stream blockages for migratory fish passage. The subcommittee also guides the development of Chesapeake Bay-specific fish management plans. LRSc-directed policies and projects have enhanced fish and shellfish populations, helped improve water quality and increased wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Ongoing biological monitoring and ecosystem modeling programs contribute significantly to the understand of the Chesapeake Bay's living resource and their relationships with each other, as well as the land and water.