Chesapeake Bay Habitat Health Report Card: 2006 (Page 1)  
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Chesapeake Bay Habitat Health Report Card: 2006

This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed annual assessment of 2006 Chesapeake Bay habitat health. A report card will be released each year, in early to mid April, providing an assessment of the previous year’s habitat health. 2006 is the first year that the report card has been released. This report card rates 15 reporting regions of the Bay using six indicators that are combined into a single overarching index of habitat health. Habitat health is defined as progress of the six indicators towards established scientifically derived ecological thresholds or goals. A low score therefore means that the region rarely meets the ecological threshold levels. A high score means that the region often meets the threshold levels. For further details, visit the Report Card website.

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IAN Author(s)Ben Longstaff, Michael Williams, Caroline Donovan, Bill Dennison
Date Published2007-04-18
TypeReport Card
ProjectEcoCheck
Location(s)Chesapeake Bay
Choptank River
Elizabeth River
James River
Lower Bay
Lower Eastern Shore (Tangier)
Lower Western Shore (MD)
Mid Bay
Patapsco and Back Rivers
Patuxent River
Potomac River
Rappahannock River
Upper Bay
Upper Eastern Shore
Upper Western Shore
York River
Number of Pages6
Filesize3 MB
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