Overview

ChesapeakeStat improves information-sharing and decision-making at the Chesapeake Bay Program. As we work toward the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, we invite you to use this tool to access reliable, results-oriented data and information about our work.

What is ChesapeakeStat?

ChesapeakeStat is the parent site for a suite of web products that offer access to information about our work to restore the Chesapeake Bay. It explains how we are governed, how we are working to achieve the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, and how we can be held accountable for this work.

  • ChesapeakeProgress is a tool that helps oversight groups track our progress toward the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement and understand what impacts our work. It includes accurate, up-to-date and accessible data and information on environmental health, habitat restoration and funding. For more information, visit the ChesapeakeProgress website.
  • ChesapeakeDecisions is a tool that promotes transparency and guides the Chesapeake Bay Program’s Goal Implementation Teams (GITs) and Management Board members through the Strategy Review System; a structured process that applies adaptive management to our work toward the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. For more information, visit the ChesapeakeDecisions website.

The Evolution of Accountability at the Chesapeake Bay Program

Since its formation, the Chesapeake Bay Program has been guided by science-based goals. To assess our progress toward these goals, we track a range of environmental indicators. Accurate data and open assessments ensure our work is transparent and allow our partners, stakeholders and oversight groups to hold us accountable for the work that we do.

This timeline highlights important moments in our history of sharing information and making strategic decisions to protect and restore the watershed.

What's Next for ChesapeakeStat?

Over the next decade, the Chesapeake Bay Program will work to meet the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. We will continue to update ChesapeakeStat and its suite of web products with the latest data and information on management and progress, improving information-sharing and decision-making across the partnership.

Who's Behind ChesapeakeStat?

ChesapeakeStat is a collaborative tool supported by Chesapeake Bay Program staff.

Core Team

The core team is responsible for the development of ChesapeakeStat and its suite of web products. You are welcome to contact them directly with questions or comments about these tools.

  • Doreen Vetter

    ChesapeakeStat Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Doreen leads the ChesapeakeStat team and ensures data is used to improve our decision-making and communicate our progress.

    Phone: (410) 267-5780

  • E. Guy Stephens

    Director of Web Development, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

    Guy directs the development of all Chesapeake Bay Program web products.

    Phone: (410) 295-1316

  • Kaitlyn May

    Content Specialist, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

    Kaitlyn develops content for Chesapeake Bay Program web products.

    Phone: (410) 295-1316

  • Katheryn Barnhart

    Indicators Coordinator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Kathryn coordinates indicator updates and ensures our data is accurate.

    Phone: (410) 267-9856

Support Team

The support team makes sure the moving parts of ChesapeakeStat are in place to support the partnership.

  • Carin Bisland

    Associate Director for Partnerships and Accountability, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Carin fosters collaboration and promotes ChesapeakeStat as a problem-solving tool.

    Phone: (410) 267-5732

  • Dan Brellis

    Web Developer, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

    Dan develops Chesapeake Bay Program web products.

    Phone: (410) 267-5640

  • John Wolf

    GIS Team Leader, U.S. Geological Survey

    John specializes in data visualization and in using GIS technology to place our data on maps.

    Phone: (410) 267-5739

  • Angie Wei

    GIS Technical Support, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

    Angie utilizes GIS technology to place our data on maps.

    Phone: (410) 267-5735