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2021 Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Report Card
Overall, the Chesapeake Watershed scored 56%, a C+. There were three ecological indicators, four economic indicators, and four societal indicators. Overall, Chesapeake Bay scored 50%, a C in 2021, which improved slightly since 2020. Long-term trends are still showing improvement for the overall Bay and four other regions, while one region is showing a declining trend. This is the third year the watershed has been scored, and four new economic indicators have been added.
The first-ever Maryland Coastal Adaptation Report Card was just released! This assessment is the first of its kind and examines how Maryland has and will adapt to oncoming and ongoing coastal changes. Overall, Maryland receives a B- in coastal adaptation.
The Darwin Harbour 2021 Integrated Report Card was released!
On October 13th, 2021 the first ever Darwin Harbour Integrated Report Card was released to the public. Darwin Harbour is currently in good health, yet more can be done to improve and better understand it.
Overall, Darwin Harbour and its catchment received a grade of B− in 2021. This grade was comprised of information on eight values, each with variable results. Click on "Learn More" below to read about the values and indicators within this report card, and the recommendations produced from the process. Photo by Shaana McNaught.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Coral Reef Ecosystem Status and Trends Reports
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Conservation Program is investing significant funding to support a National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan throughout the U.S. Pacific, Atlantic, and Caribbean coral reef areas. The Integration and Application Network understands that a key component of this plan is periodic national-level status and trends reporting.