Alliance & Partners Launch New Forestry Websites
The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, in partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Forestry Workgroup and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, launched two new websites to help support those working to plant and protect trees in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network and Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network were created with the goal to help Chesapeake communities meet their forest buffer and tree canopy goals.
The Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Network includes an interactive map showing the progress of counties across the Bay watershed in enrolling landowners in forest buffer programs, information on the importance of forest buffers, tips on how to successfully plant and maintain buffers, success stories illustrating buffer benefits, and resources on funding opportunities and outreach strategies.
The Chesapeake Tree Canopy Network includes community spotlight stories, an interactive map showing the results of local tree canopy assessments, community tree canopy goals and points of contact, information on the importance of urban and suburban trees, and resources on funding opportunities and outreach strategies.