The Chesapeake Bay starts in the freshwater streams of the watershed: small trickles of water join rushing rivers that eventually bring their billions of gallons of water to the Bay. The health of streams is vital to our communities, our wildlife, and the overall water quality of the larger Bay. Stream health is a major priority of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s restoration strategy and healthy streams inherently boost many outcomes, including brook trout populations, functional wetlands, and toxic contaminant reduction.

Join us on Wednesday, May 19th from 12-1 pm to ask how we restore and maintain healthy streams. Our speakers will lead us in a discussion about the benefits and challenges associated with riparian buffers and stream restoration.


  • John Munsell, Professor and Forest Management Extension Specialist, Virginia Tech
  • Andy Miller, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

NOTE: This webinar will be recorded. By joining this webinar, you are consenting to such recordings. Video is not required to participate in this event. Please discuss accessibility needs with the host in advance. The event is free to attend, but registration is required.
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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.

The lunchtime seminars will 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.

Learn more about what we accomplished in 2020 in our annual report.