Chesapeake Bay Watershed Atlas Presentation and Webinar Offered

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The public is invited to attend a presentation about a new publication and resource for county-level data, “A Socioeconomic Atlas for the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its Region.”

The purposes of the presentation are to:

(1) provide an overview to the Chesapeake Bay watershed atlas

(2) demonstrate how to work with the specific maps and datasets

(3) describe how the atlas can contribute to planning and management in the region. Questions and discussion will be encouraged and attendees will receive copies of the atlas, maps, and datasets on a CD.

The presentation will be offered live on October 30th at 10 am at the Chesapeake Bay Program Office’s Fish Shack, 410 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD, and as a webinar on November 2nd at 2pm.  Each presentation will last about an hour.

Please RSVP with your preferred presentation to Suzanne Copping at, 410-260-2476.  Webinar participants will receive
follow-up information on how to call and log on to the webinar. Register early, as space is limited.

About the Chesapeake Socioeconomic Atlas

The Chesapeake Bay watershed atlas presents information about population, economy and commerce, social and cultural characteristics, recreation and tourism, administration and government, and land use for counties within the Bay watershed. Over 30 color maps are included, along with data tables, descriptive information, and a list of data sources. The atlases and associated graphics and data files are available on a CD and will soon be available at

The atlas provides managers, planners, organizations and community leaders with a better understanding of changing human activities and socioeconomic conditions in the region surrounding the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, and broader Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The atlas can be used as a tool in management, education, outreach, and planning efforts.

About the Presenter: Jean McKendry is a Principal Scientist with the University of Idaho College of Natural Resources. Dr. McKendry serves as project manager for the atlas series under a cooperative agreement with the NPS. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University.

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