Chesapeake Landscape Initiative

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  • Great Falls Virginia
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  • Public Access to and from the water is consistently ranked as a high need by states and the public.
  • Chesapeake Landscape Initiative

    1. 1. Chesapeake Treasured Landscape Initiative<br />
    2. 2. What are Chesapeake landscapes?<br />
    3. 3. Blackwater<br />
    4. 4. Great Falls of the Potomac<br />
    5. 5. Lancaster County Pennsylvania<br />
    6. 6. Susquehanna Water Gap<br />
    7. 7. Shenandoah Valley<br />
    8. 8. Eastern Shore<br />
    9. 9. Tidewater Virginia<br />
    10. 10. Tangier Island<br />
    11. 11. Why Treasured?<br />
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    20. 20. May 12, 2009<br />Executive Order 13058:Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration<br />
    21. 21. Expand public access to waters and open spaces of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries<br />Conserve landscapes and ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay watershed<br />. . . that merit recognition for their historical, cultural, ecological, or scientific values<br />
    22. 22. Bay States:<br />Protect <br />2.3 million acres<br />
    23. 23. Accessible:<br />2 % of Bay shoreline<br />
    24. 24. U.S. Department of Interior<br />National Park Service<br />Federal Leadership Committee for the Chesapeake Bay<br />
    25. 25. Chesapeake Treasured Landscape Initiative<br />Coordinated by U.S. Department of the Interior, <br />in collaboration with U.S. Department of Agriculture, <br />National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, <br />and U.S. Department of Defense<br />
    26. 26. Chesapeake Treasured Landscape Initiative<br />Major Elements<br />Coordinate funding to support state and local landscape conservation and public access <br />Conserve nationally significant landscapes and explore new national parks and refuges<br />Provide incentives and assistance for landscape conservation and public access<br />Foster citizen stewardship<br />
    27. 27. 1. Support state & local land conservation & public access<br />Coordinate and target available funding<br />Anticipated increases in LWCF<br />Wetlands Reserve Program<br />Farm & Ranch Lands Protection Program<br />Coastal & Estuarine Land Conservation Program<br />
    28. 28. 1. Support state & local land conservation & public access<br />Identify and prioritize landscapes – land conservation database<br />
    29. 29. 1. Support state & local land conservation & public access<br />Identify and prioritize landscapes – Conduct Landscape Survey<br />
    30. 30. 1. Support state & local land conservation & public access<br />Identify and prioritize public access – regional needs assessment & plan<br />
    31. 31. 2. Protect N.S. landscapes and explore new federal units<br />Explore creating new national parks, trails, refuges, authorities<br />A “next generation” Chesapeake Bay National Park?<br />New national wildlife refuges?<br />Chesapeake marine protected areas?<br />
    32. 32. 2. Protect N.S. landscapes and explore new federal units<br />Protect key resources and provide access at existing units<br />
    33. 33. 3. Provide incentives and assistance<br />Provide technical assistance and capacity building<br />
    34. 34. 4. Foster citizen stewardship<br />Explore creating a Chesapeake Conservation Corps<br />
    35. 35. 4. Foster citizen stewardship<br />Expand public education<br />
    36. 36. 4. Foster citizen stewardship<br />Enhance place-based stewardship interpretation<br />
    37. 37. Chesapeake Treasured Landscape Initiative<br />Draft Strategy for Protecting and Restoring the Chesapeake Bay<br />Landscape Conservation & Public Access in the Chesapeake Region<br />http://executiveorder.chesapeakebay.net/category/Reports-Documents.aspx<br />

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