Tracking Progress

The Partnership tracks progress toward near-term and long-term goals. The National Park Service and the U.S. Geological Survey, both Partnership members, provide staff support for tracking progress on near-term goals established under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement:

Land Protection

The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with the National Park Service and other partnership members, prepares regular updates to a comprehensive protected lands geospatial dataset for the Chesapeake Watershed. This is used to gauge progress toward the 2025 land protection goal. For the latest information see:

Public Access

The National Park Service, in collaboration with state partners and a public access working group, prepares annual updates to a comprehensive dataset of public access sites for the watershed. This is used to gauge progress toward the 2025 public access goal. For the latest information see: