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Additional Resources

Additional Resources

NRCS

How can NRCS help me help the Bay?

Conservation Innovation Grants
Other NRCS Chesapeake Bay Watershed States
National NRCS Contact

Robert McAfee
NRCS Chesapeake Bay Coordinator
443-482-2953
339 Buschs Frontage RD. Suite 301
Annapolis, MD. 21049
Email: robert.mcafee@wdc.usda.gov

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NEW! Conserving Natural Resources in the Chesapeake Bay: NRCS 2007 Conservation Activities (PDF; 535KB)

Chesapeake Bay and Agriculture Conservation Resource Brief (PDF; 787KB)  


West Virginia State Links

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Links

Chesapeake Bay Program - The Chesapeake Bay Program is a unique regional partnership that has led and directed the restoration of the Chesapeake Bay since 1983.

Chesapeake Bay Journal - Bay Journal is published by the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay to inform the public about issues and events that affect the Chesapeake Bay.


News Stories

USDA-NRCS Provides $5 Million in Conservation Innovation Grants to Protect Water Quality in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed 

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2008—U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Arlen Lancaster announced that $5 million will be used to fund 11 innovative projects in 6 states to protect water quality, recycle nutrients and improve wildlife habitat in the Chesapeake Bay watershed through Conservation Innovation Grants in fiscal year 2008.

Organization Shortened Project Name State(s) Funds Awarded Total Project Value
Coaltec Energy USA, Inc. Broiler Production Best Practice Using Gasification of Poultry Litter to Produce Heat and Chilling for Economic and Environmental Benefits
 
WV $475,500 $1,024,394
For more information, go to http://www.coaltecenergy.com/poultrylitterproject.html
         
West Virginia University Research Corporation Multi Species Grazing System Using Sheep and Cattle for Improved Ecological Soil Conditions
 
WV $206,000 $414,420
West Virginia University Research Corporation Demonstration of Precision Agriculture on Grasslands in the Greenbrier Valley
 
WV $75,800 $151,638

Date Title
July 16, 2008 Session Brings Together Stakeholders Focused on Improving the Bay
July 16, 2008 Officials discuss ways to utilize farm bill funds to aid bay
June 24, 2008 Agencies Team Up to Help Forest Landowners Clean Vital Watersheds
May 2, 2008 West Virginia Growers Urged to Practice Conservation
May 9, 2007 USDA And EPA Formalize Actions For Chesapeake Bay
July 6, 2006 WVU to guide million-dollar Bay conservation projects with Funding from NRCS
Agriculture USA

Audio from Tuesday, November 21, 2006 MP3 audio file (mp3)

CD#47.06 Program By Program Water Clean Up in West Virginia, 04:59 minutes, produced by Rod Bain.

A myriad of USDA and federal programs are cleaning up West Virginia, and in turn the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. Rod Bain gets producer reaction in this edition of "Agriculture USA"

PARTICIPANTS: Rod Bain, Producers Sam Donnely, James Mowrey, Fred Mallow, Warren Mickey, and Jim Michael

http://audioarchives.oc.usda.gov/audio/features/mp3/OC-S-1623S-02-W_C2151CD8D50648FEBBC3483D3D4D88F2.mp3


Chesapeake Bay Watershed Maps
CB 8 digit watersheds 8-digit HUC watersheds
map of farm acres Estimated farm acreage by 8-digit HUC watershed