The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Maryland
protects 6,000 acres of natural lands and waters in Maryland. The protected
Reserve sites serve as living laboratories for research and living classrooms
for education and coastal training. CBNERR-MD’s mission is to “improve coastal
resource management by increasing scientific understanding of estuarine systems
and making estuarine research relevant, meaningful, and accessible to managers
and stakeholders.” We accomplish this through Research, Education, Coastal
Training, and Stewardship Programs.
The CBNERR Education Program motivates students, teachers, and the general
public to protect and restore the Bay.
CBNERR-MD’s Stewardship Program works to protect, manage, and restore the Reserve components.
CBNERR-MD’s Coastal Training Program provides decision-makers with the know-how and tools they need to make wise
decisions based on sound science.
CBNERR-MD’s long-term Research Program addresses key Chesapeake Bay issues, such as climate change and urban/ suburban development impacts on our Bay.
CBNERR-MD has three components through out the state of Maryland. Our administrative offices are at the MD Department of Natural Resources in Annapolis.
Research, education, training, and other publications are available.
The Reserve is one of 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves and is a federal-state-regional partnership.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401