Legislative Engagement

Planning and implementing oyster reef restoration will require permitting and approval from state and federal agencies.

Public, Government Agency and Non-governmental Organization

Developing tributary restoration plans will require partner engagement at select sites.

Partner Coordination

Communicating our progress toward and research related to oyster reef restoration will require members of the Maryland and Virginia Interagency Oyster Teams to coordinate with one another and with the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Scientific and Technical Understanding

  • The evaluation of bottom conditions in select tributaries enabled the selection of suitable tributaries for oyster reef restoration. Monitoring surveys are necessary to evaluate conditions at restored sites and gauge the success of restoration work.
  • Research into shell budgets, cost-effective monitoring plans and the Chesapeake Bay-wide oyster stock could strengthen our restoration efforts.