• State and local policies and regulations
  • Priorities of jurisdictional stormwater programs influenced by the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load


  • State and local funding
  • Private sector funding
  • Other sources of funding

Capacity and Knowledge

  • Of local governments
  • Of nonprofit organizations, partner groups and volunteers
  • Of the private sector

Outreach and Education

  • Local, state or watershed-wide outreach campaigns

Drivers of Canopy Loss

  • Development
  • Utility-related removals
  • Homeowner/property owner removals
  • Deer browse
  • Pests or disease (e.g., Emerald Ash Borer)
  • Storms
  • Mortality related to poor maintenance or site conditions
  • Mortality related to the natural aging of tree populations