Year Established: 2014 Start Date: 2014-06-01 End Date: 2015-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $1,500 Total Non-Federal Funds: $2,775
Principal Investigators: Jennifer Volk
Abstract: A cooperative project between the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the University of Delaware (UD) will be conducted to identify and quantify conservation practices within the Chesapeake Bay Basin in Delaware. Project activities include field work, including collecting and recording geospatial information as well as use automated information systems to enter, update, modify, delete, retrieve/inquire and report data (Excel, Access, ArcGIS, etc.). In addition to working directly with data, information will be obtained from researchers and decision makers involved in the Chesapeake Bay Program. The main objective of this project is to identify and quantify conservation practices within the Chesapeake Bay Basin in Delaware including current and historical Best Management Practices (BMPs) such as conservation tillage, water control structures, wetland projects, buffers, and nutrient management plans. This information is important to state of Delaware efforts to meet the ambitious schedules and increasing requirements for the Chesapeake Bay Program as a result of the EPA TMDL and associated Delaware Phase II Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP).