Chesapeake Tributary Report Card Standardization

Chesapeake Tributary Report Card Standardization

This project seeks to establish a framework to coordinate efforts among watershed organizations using or planning to use report cards as outreach tools. This project also seeks to develop clear and consistent guidelines and protocols for the development and implementation of report cards by watershed organizations. Protocols will be developed and training provided for sampling and monitoring methodology, data analysis, and science communication. The overall objective is to allow comparability of results from volunteer-based monitoring programs and report cards, and increase the scientific validity of report cards as outreach tools.


Key Personnel

Caroline Donovan
Program Manager
Alexandra Fries
Program Manager
Heath Kelsey
IAN Director
Sara Powell
Monitoring & Communications Manager

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Fish school-2 (SYMBOL)

Fish school-3 (SYMBOL)

Polychaete with white bristles (SYMBOL)


Kayaking: recreational (SYMBOL)

Surf Fishing (SYMBOL)

Climate change: above average temperatures (SYMBOL)


Larus spp. (Seagull) (SYMBOL)

USA: Chesapeake Bay watershed (SYMBOL)


Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : eggs (SYMBOL)

Crab scraping (SYMBOL)

Fish school-1 (SYMBOL)

Trotlining (SYMBOL)

Waterman (SYMBOL)

Paralichthys dentatus (Summer Flounder) : juvenile (SYMBOL)

Paralichthys dentatus (Summer Flounder) : larva (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : female ventral view (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : male ventral view (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : ventral view adolescent female (SYMBOL)


Quercus montana (Chestnut Oak) with roots (SYMBOL)

Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) : buck (SYMBOL)

Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) : doe (SYMBOL)

Odocoileus virginianus (White-tailed Deer) : fawn (SYMBOL)

Charadrius melodus (Piping Plover) 1 (SYMBOL)


Blue crab management (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : first crab (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : male dorsal view (SYMBOL)


Charadrius melodus (Piping Plover) 2 (SYMBOL)

Crab boat (SYMBOL)

Limulus polyphemus (Horseshoe Crab) (SYMBOL)

Paralichthys dentatus (Summer Flounder) (SYMBOL)

Quercus alba (White Oak) (SYMBOL)

Quercus alba (White Oak) leaves (SYMBOL)

Quercus montana (Chestnut Oak) (SYMBOL)

Quercus montana (Chestnut Oak) leaves (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : adult 1 (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : coupling (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : egg-bearing female (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : juvenile (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : megalopa 1 (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : megalopa 2 (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : zoea 1 (SYMBOL)

Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : zoea 2 (SYMBOL)

Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle) (SYMBOL)

Spartina spp. (Salt Marsh Grass) (SYMBOL)


Callinectes sapidus (Blue Crab) : adult 2 (SYMBOL)

Ruppia maritima reproductive shoots (SYMBOL)

Ruppia maritima vegetative shoots (SYMBOL)

Brevoortia tyrannus (Atlantic Menhaden) (SYMBOL)

Brevoortia tyrannus (Atlantic Menhaden) : juvenile (SYMBOL)

Anchoa mitchilli (Bay Anchovy) (SYMBOL)

Anchoa mitchilli (Bay Anchovy) : juvenile (SYMBOL)

Phragmites australis (Common Reed) (SYMBOL)

Phragmites australis (Common Reed) singular (SYMBOL)

Polychaete 1 (SYMBOL)

Polychaete 2 (SYMBOL)

Atmospheric nitrogen (SYMBOL)

Bank erosion (SYMBOL)

Inputs: nutrients 1 (SYMBOL)


Tractor 3 (SYMBOL)


  • Start: 2009-09-15
  • Finish: 2012-02-01
  • Duration: 2 years, 4 months


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