About the Chesapeake Bay report card
Report card produced and released in September 2015 by the Integration & Application Network, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. This report card provides a transparent, timely, and geographically detailed assessment of Chesapeake Bay. The data and methods underpinning this report card represent the collective effort of many individuals and organizations working within the Chesapeake Bay scientific and management community. The following organizations contributed significantly to the development of the report card: Chesapeake Bay Program, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Versar Incorporated, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Maryland Department of the Environment, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin, Old Dominion University, Morgan State University, and U.S. Geological Survey. Cover photo by Chesapeake Bay Program.