Prettyboy Watershed Collaborative
This project supports a locally-led effort with a growing partnership focused on a priority area for water quality, the Prettyboy watershed with one of three reservoirs supplying water to 1.8 million people in and around Baltimore City. The Prettyboy Resource Collaborative is being formed as a coalition of private, local government, and state/federal partners, building on previous cooperation among the Prettyboy Watershed Alliance, Baltimore County, Baltimore City reservoir land management section, MD Forest Service and Alliance’s Forests for the Bay. The Collaborative effort is being introduced to better address the demands of sustainable management in a parcelized landscape, developing a pathway for landowners to aggregate themselves for better access to forest product markets or lower prices for needed services like invasive species control.
Healthy Forests, Healthy Waters Initiative
In partnership with the Maryland Forestry Foundation and MD Forest Service, we are implementing upland and riparian tree plantings on private lands in Maryland that are targeted to reduce nutrient and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay.
Corcoran Tract Forest Restoration
The Alliance for the Chesapeake has engaged in a collaborative, mutli-year initiative to help restore upland and bottom forests of Corcoran Environmental Study Area. This 215 acre forested property, which is commonly referred to as “Corcoran Woods”, is owned and operated by the Maryland Park Service as part of Sandy Point State Park.