U.S. Geological Survey Science—Improving the value of the Chesapeake Bay watershed

Fact Sheet 2017-3031
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Introduction

Congress directed the Federal Government to work with States to restore the Nation’s largest estuary.

Chesapeake Bay restoration provides important economic and ecological benefits:

  • 18 million people live and work in the Bay watershed and enjoy its benefits.
  • 3,600 types of fish, wildlife, and plants underpin the economic value of the Bay ecosystem.
  • Poor water quality and habitat loss threaten restoration and negatively impact the economy.
  • 10 Goals to meet by 2025 through the Chesapeake Bay Program, a voluntary partnership.

Suggested Citation

Phillips, S.W., Hyer, Kenneth, and Goldbaum, Elizabeth, 2017, U.S. Geological Survey Science—Improving the value of the Chesapeake Bay watershed: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2017–3031, 2 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20173031.

ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)

ISSN: 2327-6916 (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Chesapeake Bay restoration provides important economic and ecological benefits
  • USGS science is the foundation to assess progress and focus resources where they are most effective
  • References Cited
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title U.S. Geological Survey Science—Improving the value of the Chesapeake Bay watershed
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 2017-3031
DOI 10.3133/fs20173031
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Virginia Water Science Center
Description 2 p.
Country United States
State Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
Other Geospatial Chesapeake Bay watershed
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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