The NPS Chesapeake Bay Office worked with NatureServe, Chesapeake watershed states, and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), to develop the Chesapeake Conservation Atlas filling a need for a publicly accessible, watershed-wide land conservation priority system. Its purpose is to support collaboration among many partners in land conservation efforts throughout the Chesapeake region. The Chesapeake Conservation Partnership continues to significantly expand the atlas, including housing all of the mapping components of the Chesapeake Conservation Atlas on the site.
The Green Space Equity Mapper assists in identifying and prioritizing conservation opportunities in low-income communities and communities of color throughout the watershed with limited or no access to open space. This web-based map tool includes a set of interactive map layers to assist all government agencies, land trusts, and other conservation organizations and community groups in identifying areas most in need of green spaces within or immediately proximate to them and how these areas relate to demographics, community risks, and land cover.
2019 Chesapeake Conservation Partnership Annual Meeting Materials
2018 Chesapeake Conservation Partnership Annual Meeting Materials
Aggregating Small Forests and Farms for Ecosystem Services Markets and Conservation Programs, The Lyme Timber Company (2022)
Land Conservation and the Community Rating System, Chesapeake Conservation Partnership (2020)
Marking Milestones: Progress in Conserving Land in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, Chesapeake Conservation Partnership (2019)
Opportunities to Improve Landscape-Scale Mitigation for Energy Projects in the Chesapeake Region, Environmental Law Institute (2018)
Pathways Forward: Progress and Priorities in Landscape Conservation, Network for Landscape Conservation (2018)
“Chesapeake: A Network of Conservationists Across 64,000 Square Miles” The George Wright Forum (2016)
Expanding Horizons: Highlights from the 2014 National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation, Network for Landscape Conservation (2015)
Enhancing the Partnership: Chesapeake Large Landscape Conservation Partnership Report, National Park Service (2013)
Conserving Chesapeake Landscapes: Protecting Our Investments, Securing Future Progress, Chesapeake Bay Commission & Chesapeake Conservancy (2010)
Landscape Conservation & Public Access in the Chesapeake Bay Region, U.S. Department of the Interior (2009)
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