Life on the Edge

Habitats of the Chesapeake

For creatures ranging from bald eagles to soft-shell clams ("mannoes"), the richest concentration of life in the Chesapeake lies in the Bay's "edges," its marshes, tide flats, and underwater grass beds. The areas in black on the maps below signify habitat areas for four five key Bay species.

Maps showing Chesapeake Bay habitats of bald eagles, osprey, blue crabs, American oysters, and softshell clams.

Decades of Success: The 1970s

Even as a young organization, our work was effective and got noticed. Find out what we did.

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Save the Bay

Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay.

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