Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government


The Chesapeake Bay Program is one of the largest federal-state restoration partnerships in the United States and is underpinned by rigorous science. The USGS provides integrated science and engages stakeholders to inform the multi-faceted restoration and conservation decisions to improve habitat for fish and waterfowl, and socio-economic benefits to the 18 million people living in the watershed.