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

Additional publication details

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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