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CONSERVING TREASURED LANDSCAPES IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY

The Chesapeake Treasured Landscape Initiative would coordinate and increase funding for conservation of landscapes within the Chesapeake region, identify landscapes of ecological, cultural, and historical significance, expand public access to the Bay and rivers, create a public-private partnership to leverage land conservation funding, and develop landscape level approaches to land conservation, including the potential for expanding and establishing units of the national wildlife refuge system and the national park system. Jonathan Doherty, Assistant Superintendent of the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay office, introduced the Chesapeake Treasured Landscape Initiative and discussed what is being done to protect the treasured working and natural landscapes throughout the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Doherty was joined by Brenda Barrett (DCNR) for a panel discussion to conclude the evening.

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