Data-Driven Conservation and Restoration Support for the Chesapeake Bay Program

In 2010, the United 状态s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established a comprehensive 计划 to restore clean waters to the Chesapeake Bay and the streams, 河流, 以及流域内的小溪. 这个计划是 切萨皮克湾总最大日负荷),通常被称为该地区的污染饮食.  The TMDL institutes a list of measures that need to be taken in order to restore healthy water systems for the entire watershed by 2025. EPA works in conjunction with the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) to 计划 and execute work within each of the Chesapeake Bay jurisdictions to accomplish these goals, 由各司法管辖区在其 流域实施计划(WIPs). wip是问责框架的一部分, detailing actions that will be taken in order to meet the anticipated milestones leading up to the 2025 deadline.

In 2018, 十大赌博正规老平台’s 环保创新中心 (CIC) entered into a 6-year cooperative agreement with EPA to provide geospatial support to CBP that will inform the management of the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.  The agreement outlines four objectives that highlight focal areas for building capacity throughout the region, 哪些CIC和我们的合作伙伴最适合履行职责. 这些目标, 虽然本质上是不同的, work in consonance to enhance precision conservation and restoration efforts throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed. 在六年期间, CIC and our partners will produce datasets and frameworks that will be made widely and freely available for all CBP partners and practitioners throughout the watershed to utilize for restoration and conservation 计划ning and 实现ation.


开发1米土地覆盖 & 土地利用数据集

中投, in partnership with the University of Vermont Spatial 分析 Lab (UVM SAL) and CBP, is creating high-决议 land cover and land use maps for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. These data will be used to describe land use and land cover change and inform best management practices to work towards the 2025 Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) goals. 这些产品是 1米 决议, providing much more detail and information about the landscape than the conventional 30-meter 决议 land cover data.  These data exist for 2013/2014 based on NAIP imagery and will be produced for 2017/2018 and 2021/2022 as the data becomes available.




项目联系人:Katie Walker,地理空间项目经理 (电子邮件保护) | 443-345-5985 

划定河道 & 沟渠

CIC与Dr. 马修·贝克马里兰大学巴尔的摩分校(UMBC), is redefining the way stream channels and other hydrologic features are mapped. 利用地貌学和计算机视觉的最新进展, high-决议 LiDAR terrain data will be used to extract detailed and accurate networks of stream channels, 路边和农用沟渠, 以及信道特性的估计. These data will inform partners about how water moves throughout the landscape and where best management practices could be located to reduce nutrient and sediment loads entering the Bay’s tributaries.

项目联系人:David Saavedra,地理空间技术主管 (电子邮件保护)  | (443) 345 – 5976

映射 & 追踪最佳管理措施

中投, 与德雷塞尔自然科学院和切萨皮克公地合作, 是否利用高分辨率数据集和建模来开发数据驱动, 切萨皮克湾流域保护策略的动态蓝图. This information will help local governments and practitioners understand restoration opportunities that exist in their geographies, identify the suite of practices that will help move them toward their Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) goals, and track 实现ation of these practices to streamline the reporting process. 最终, this spatial tracking system will deliver tools to help bay jurisdictions develop and track restoration milestone 计划s, 负责其所在地区的BMP活动, 确定优先流域内的项目机会.






项目联系人:Louis Keddell,地理空间项目经理 (电子邮件保护) | (443) 482 – 9016

综合地理空间数据 & 合作伙伴关系

中投 will provide geospatial 计划ning and support to Chesapeake Bay Program to create a comprehensive 计划 and structure that allows CBP partners to integrate geospatial data into management efforts during the six-year cooperative agreement. CIC员工将与CBP密切合作制定战略, 计划, 实现, and deliver world-class geospatial information designed to help CBP’s modeling, 网络映射, 数据可视化工作. The data and analysis will be hosted by CBP for use by partners and practitioners throughout the watershed. The structure of the geospatial data will be influenced by existing Bay-wide GIS efforts, 比如十大赌博正规老平台地图集 十大赌博正规老平台伙伴关系 以及CBP的跨目标实施小组(GIT)映射组. 状态, 县, local municipalities and other partners can use the data to inform 计划ning and policy and to identify actionable restoration and conservation practices throughout the watershed. 




项目联系人:Jake Leizear,高级地理空间分析师 (电子邮件保护)  | (443) 261 – 2372



Click on the YouTube video below to view a recording of the 十大赌博正规老平台’s Chesapeake Bay Program webinar, 8月31日主持, 2021. The webinar provides an overview of all four objectives under the six-year cooperative agreement with the Chesapeake Bay Program, 在第三学年有进展和更新.

之前的在线研讨会: 第一年,   第二年






Web viewer of draft land cover (2017/2018) production schedule and hydrography status. 可能会有变化.


Thematic map of 计划imetric vintages collected from municipalities in the bay watershed, 协助建立土地覆盖和土地利用数据. 


审查2017/2018年土地覆盖产品草案的Web申请. 密码保护.