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The USGS conducts integrated science, working across multiple disciplines, to address the complex issues faced by land- and water-resource managers in the Chesapeake Bay Program. The USGS translates the science and engages stakeholders to effectively inform restoration and conservation decisions across the Chesapeake watershed, which are also applied to other restoration efforts across the Nation.

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A Science-Based Approach for Targeting Resources to Achieve Multiple Chesapeake Outcomes

Issue: The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) needs to accelerate progress on multiple outcomes to meet deadlines in the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement. The CBP partnership spends about $1.2B annually on activities toward achieving the Watershed Agreement, with a focus on water-quality improvement. Recent funding increases, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provide additional opportunities to...
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A Science-Based Approach for Targeting Resources to Achieve Multiple Chesapeake Outcomes

Issue: The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) needs to accelerate progress on multiple outcomes to meet deadlines in the Chesapeake Watershed Agreement. The CBP partnership spends about $1.2B annually on activities toward achieving the Watershed Agreement, with a focus on water-quality improvement. Recent funding increases, including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, provide additional opportunities to...
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USGS Chesapeake Publication Receives National Award for Superior Communication Product

The Award USGS received a 2022 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award, in the category of Technical/Statistical Reports, from the National Association of Government Communications (NAGC) for the U.S. Geological Survey Circular titled Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—A Century of Change, 1950–2050. Each year the NAGC recognizes products that provide excellence in government communications and the...
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USGS Chesapeake Publication Receives National Award for Superior Communication Product

The Award USGS received a 2022 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award, in the category of Technical/Statistical Reports, from the National Association of Government Communications (NAGC) for the U.S. Geological Survey Circular titled Nitrogen in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed—A Century of Change, 1950–2050. Each year the NAGC recognizes products that provide excellence in government communications and the...
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Tracking Status and Trends in Seven Key Indicators of River and Stream Condition in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Identifying and tracking the status of, and trends in, stream health within the Chesapeake Bay watershed is essential to understanding the past, present, and future trajectory of the watershed’s resources and ecological condition. A team of USGS ecosystem scientists is meeting this need with an initiative to track the status of, and trends in, key indicators of the health of non-tidal freshwater...
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Tracking Status and Trends in Seven Key Indicators of River and Stream Condition in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Identifying and tracking the status of, and trends in, stream health within the Chesapeake Bay watershed is essential to understanding the past, present, and future trajectory of the watershed’s resources and ecological condition. A team of USGS ecosystem scientists is meeting this need with an initiative to track the status of, and trends in, key indicators of the health of non-tidal freshwater...
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USGS Updates Chesapeake Science Strategy

Issue: For decades the USGS has provided critical science used to understand and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. As the ecosystem is faced with new and evolving pressures from climate change, human development and changes in land use, the USGS has updated its science priorities to help address these growing threats. Tourism, fishing, boating, agricultural production, shipping...
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USGS Updates Chesapeake Science Strategy

Issue: For decades the USGS has provided critical science used to understand and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. As the ecosystem is faced with new and evolving pressures from climate change, human development and changes in land use, the USGS has updated its science priorities to help address these growing threats. Tourism, fishing, boating, agricultural production, shipping...
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USGS Contributes to New Chesapeake Bay Barometer

Issue: The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) released the 2019-2020 Bay Barometer, an annual report on progress made toward the goals and selected outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The Watershed Agreement, which was signed in 2014, has 10 and 31 outcomes, most with a target date of 2025. This year’s Bay Barometer has highlights for all 10 goals and reported progress on 12 outcomes.
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USGS Contributes to New Chesapeake Bay Barometer

Issue: The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) released the 2019-2020 Bay Barometer, an annual report on progress made toward the goals and selected outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The Watershed Agreement, which was signed in 2014, has 10 and 31 outcomes, most with a target date of 2025. This year’s Bay Barometer has highlights for all 10 goals and reported progress on 12 outcomes.
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USGS provides plenary and other talks at the Chesapeake Research Symposium

The Chesapeake Community Research Symposium is held every two years with a goal to “By bringing together managers, scientists, and stakeholders for a series of plenary talks, panel discussions, and special sessions, the 2020 Chesapeake Community Research Symposium will highlight recent progress, challenges and prospects for research, monitoring and modeling efforts that are used to guide...
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USGS provides plenary and other talks at the Chesapeake Research Symposium

The Chesapeake Community Research Symposium is held every two years with a goal to “By bringing together managers, scientists, and stakeholders for a series of plenary talks, panel discussions, and special sessions, the 2020 Chesapeake Community Research Symposium will highlight recent progress, challenges and prospects for research, monitoring and modeling efforts that are used to guide...
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Employing an Ecosystem Services Framework to Deliver Decision Ready Science

By Vivian Nolan
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Tripod-palooza—USGS Collaborates with Federal, State, and Academic Partners to Support Coastal Resiliency in the Wider Chesapeake Bay Area

In the Chesapeake Bay area, the Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center is partnering with over a dozen organizations in a pilot project this fall, resulting in the establishment of a baseline reference for an ongoing effort in monitoring coastal subsidence.
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Tripod-palooza—USGS Collaborates with Federal, State, and Academic Partners to Support Coastal Resiliency in the Wider Chesapeake Bay Area

In the Chesapeake Bay area, the Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center is partnering with over a dozen organizations in a pilot project this fall, resulting in the establishment of a baseline reference for an ongoing effort in monitoring coastal subsidence.
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Signs of Resilience in the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Signs of Resilience in the Chesapeake Bay
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Signs of Resilience in the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Signs of Resilience in the Chesapeake Bay
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Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed
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Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed
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USGS contributes to Bay Barometer, the Annual Report on Chesapeake Bay Progress

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) produces the Bay Barometer, an annual report on progress made toward the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The goals were established to improve habitat and water-quality conditions for fish and wildlife and to increase access for people. The goals have 31 outcomes, most with a target date of 2025. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other science...
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USGS contributes to Bay Barometer, the Annual Report on Chesapeake Bay Progress

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) produces the Bay Barometer, an annual report on progress made toward the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. The goals were established to improve habitat and water-quality conditions for fish and wildlife and to increase access for people. The goals have 31 outcomes, most with a target date of 2025. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other science...
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USGS Chesapeake Bay Topic Leaders

USGS Chesapeake Bay studies are carried out by integrated teams of scientists located across the watershed. The leaders of these teams are listed below. Click on a scientist's name to be taken to their staff profile.
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USGS Chesapeake Bay Topic Leaders

USGS Chesapeake Bay studies are carried out by integrated teams of scientists located across the watershed. The leaders of these teams are listed below. Click on a scientist's name to be taken to their staff profile.
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