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.
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)
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 Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||U.S. Geological Survey Science—Improving the value of the Chesapeake Bay watershed|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Virginia Water Science Center|
|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|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|