Land Use

Land Cover: Forested, agricultural, developed—a look at how our watershed land is used.

Natural Resources and Agricultural Lands: Low-density residential and commercial development fragments forest and agricultural lands and impinges upon wetlands.

Pavement and Other Hardened Surfaces in the Bay Watershed: From our Polluted Runoff Report, the extent of hard surfaces that contribute to pollution levels in our waterways.

Population Growth: What estimated population growth into 2030 looks like.

Marcellus Shale & Natural Gas Drilling: Where valuable, and controversial, Marcellus Shale natural gas formations are found in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

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