Projects in collaboration with Chesapeake Bay Program
Cross Program Coordination with Chesapeake Bay Program
*Need text for this project* Coordination between the Chesapeake Bay Program and it's partners is integral to the improvement of the health of people and lands within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. IAN personnel spearhead this coordination and ensure communication channels are open and information is readily shared between partners.
Chesapeake Bay Tributary Summaries
The Chesapeake Bay Program and the U.S. Geologic Survey are compiling tributary basin summaries for 12 major tributaries or tributary groups in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. These summaries summarize the following information: (1) How tidal water quality changes over time; (2) How factors that drive those changes change over time; and (3) Current state of the science on connecting change in aquatic conditions to its drivers.
Chesapeake Behavior Change Website
The Chesapeake Behavior Change website is an open collection of outreach campaigns focused on changing behaviors or practices of target audiences that reduce their impact on the local environment. When it comes to cleaning up our local waters, communities, and the environment, everyone needs to do their part.
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.
Chesapeake Bay Tidal Water Quality Trends
The Chesapeake Bay Program, MD Department of Natural Resources, and VA Department of Environmental Quality collaborate annually to produce bay-wide summaries of water quality trends in the tidal waters. These annual estimates at more than 150 stations for nutrients, dissolved oxygen, Secchi depth, chlorophyll a and other parameters help gauge the health of the bay and identify changes due to management actions and climate.
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.
Chesapeake Progress Website
The Chesapeake Bay Progress website was created and maintained to help federal, public and internal oversight groups track the Chesapeake Bay Program's progress toward the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement.
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.
Bay Backpack Website
Bay Backpack provides educators with information about funding opportunities, field studies, curriculum guides and lesson plans related to environmental education. The website and project seeks to help educators find the tools they need to give their students Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences, or MWEEs.