The implications of the Comprehensive Evaluation of System Response (CESR) report ripple through all aspects of the Chesapeake Bay restoration effort. One of the core conclusions of CESR is that there is great potential and urgency in the restoration of shallow water areas; they are the places where many of our favorite Bay species live and reproduce as well as where most people interact with the Bay. What does the path forward look like if we shift our focus in the tidal Chesapeake to restoring shallow water areas?

Join us on Wednesday, October 18th, from 12-1 pm to explore the challenges and benefits of a shallow-centric Bay restoration effort.

This is the second webinar in a three-part series about CESR and shallow water restoration. Next month, we will discuss the ‘where’ of shifting restoration efforts to the shallows.


  • Pam Mason, Senior Research Scientist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
  • Jeff Corbin, Policy & Business Development, Native Shorelines


NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. If you do not consent to being recorded, please discuss your concerns with the host or do not join the session. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Register here:


About CRC Roundtable

The Chesapeake Research Consortium (CRC) comprises seven research and education institutions around the Chesapeake Bay, convening with the goal of using science to inform management. We launched the CRC Roundtable, a monthly virtual seminar series, to host targeted, inclusive, and informed conversations matching scientific advances and management needs in a way that moves us collectively forward toward decision-making for effective and sustainable management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, and its living resources. Learn more about what we accomplished in 2022 in our annual report and watch our 50th anniversary video.

The lunchtime seminars invite a diverse range of researchers, managers, and other professionals to have timely conversations around topics relevant to the Chesapeake partnership. The seminars also build connectivity across participating organizations and identify ways to increase our collective competency for decision making.