Projects located in Chesapeake Bay
Wetlands Work Website
Wetlands Work connects farmers and agricultural landowners with wetland planners, restoration programs and sources of funding. It is a product of the Chesapeake Bay Program and its partners.
IAN Report Card
The IAN report card includes three categories of indicators: partnership satisfaction, social impacts and ecological outcomes. For partnership satisfaction, we devised a survey and asked our partners a battery of questions about their satisfaction with the co-production of products, the collaborative process and capacity-building within their organization. For social impacts, we assessed our media reach, our dissemination effectiveness, and our teaching and training.
Conowingo Impact Research
2015-08-01 — 2016-08-01
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science has been awarded a grant from Exelon Corporation through the Department of Natural Resources to study the affect that particulates from Conowingo Reservoir have on water quality in regions affected by high flow events. This is a two-year research project that began in October of 2014, the results are highly anticipated and will play a huge roll in future management of the sediment in Conowingo Reservoir.
Chesapeake Monitoring Cooperative: Integrating Citizen-based and Other Nontraditional Monitoring
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Inc. (Alliance) in partnership with the Izaak Walton League of America (League), the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring (ALLARM) at Dickinson College, and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Integration and Application Network (UMCES IAN) will provide technical, logistical, and outreach support for the integration of citizen-based and non-traditional monitoring networks into the Chesapeake Bay Program partnership.
A symposium for Maryland’s oyster industry
2015-01-01 — 2017-04-30
Oysters are a keystone of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, healthy coastal ecosystems, and resilient communities in the Chesapeake Bay region. Bringing new knowledge of different types of fishery management and aquaculture techniques to fishing communities in this region is a vital part of developing thriving coastal communities, yet communicating these techniques and strategies is not straightforward and may not be effective without prior stakeholder engagement.
HPL & NSF Coastal SEES: OysterFutures
2015-01-01 — 2019-01-01
The goal of OysterFutures is to develop recommendations for oyster policies and management that meet the needs of industry, citizen, and government stakeholders in the Choptank and Little Choptank Rivers. Cover photo by Chesapeake Bay Program/Willl Parson.
Chesapeake Bay Health Stories
2014-07-01 — 2015-02-01
The main goal of this project is to develop a web-based tool that allows users to explore time series of important bay health indicators, resources and influences. Users would be able to drag a slider across a series of years to see how status changes over time. A carousel of images, conceptual diagram, and videos could scroll through, regardless of where the slider is. Data would also be presented for inputs and overall bay status. An indicator would show what year was being shown.
Expansion of a survey tool to measure behavior change and impacts within watersheds
2014-04-01 — 2015-12-31
For over 30 years, citizen science organizations have been a trusted voice and advocate for the health of tributary watersheds to Chesapeake Bay. By engaging citizens in promoting specific Bay friendly actions, these clean water advocates have hoped to improve Bay water quality. However, no comprehensive assessment had been conducted to establish a baseline of current behaviors or measure behavior change.
Chesapeake Stat Website
ChesapeakeStat improves information-sharing and decision-making at the Chesapeake Bay Program. As we work toward the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, we invite you to access reliable, results-oriented data and information about our progress and hold us accountable for our work.