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Chesapeake Landscape Initiative

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Chesapeake Treasured Landscapes presentation during the Choose Clean Water conference

Chesapeake Treasured Landscapes presentation during the Choose Clean Water conference

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

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