New Ideas to Accelerate Chesapeake Bay Restoration – Emerging BMPs in Ecosystem Management

Presented by: Don Outen of the Prettyboy Resource Collaborative, Natural Resources Manager for Baltimore County & Julie Reichert, Fisheries Scientist, Oyster Recovery Partnership.
Conference Objectives: Accelerate Bay restoration goals by: 1) highlighting emerging scientific discovery, policy development, and
implementation by the public or private sectors; 2) enhancing BMP implementation of water quality goals to meet the TMDL, ecosystem health, and practices that also have the synergistic impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and 3) develop and implement a communication plan that translate and transmits the conference findings to a broader audience, particularly leading environmental decision-makers.