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. The Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Maryland'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.
- Education Program motivates students, teachers, and the general
public to protect and restore the Bay.
- Stewardship Program works to protect, manage, and restore the Reserve components.
- Coastal Training Program provides decision-makers with the know-how and tools they need to make wise
decisions based on sound science.
- Research Program addresses key Chesapeake Bay issues, such as climate change and urban/ suburban development impacts on our Bay.