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Our Science

The CBNERR-MD’s Research Program conducts a series of long-term monitoring and applied research projects within three protected areas of the Chesapeake Bay: Otter Point Creek, Jug Bay, and Monie Bay. These projects help to better understand the effects of land use changes and development as well as climate change on the Reserve’s estuarine resources. Most research and monitoring projects are aimed at addressing local management needs while leveraging resources through partnerships. Monitoring activities that allow for educational outreach, volunteer involvement, and stewardship are also particularly important.

Please follow the links below to learn more about our different ongoing projects: