- Linking the results of analyses completed as part of the Land Use Methods and Metrics Development Outcome to the work being done toward the Land Use Options Evaluation Outcome.
July – December 2016
- Conducting a literature review on the science and technologies associated with the use of high-resolution imagery in tracking land cover change.
- Designing a manual, stratified sampling approach to use high-resolution imagery to assess land cover change at the county level between 2005 and 2013.
- Using the P6 Land Use Database, Chesapeake Bay Land Cover Data series and preliminary U.S. Geological Survey LCMAP Continuous Change Detection and Classification data to assess land use change at a 30-meter cell resolution throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed from 1984 to 2013.
July – December 2017
- Launching a land change website to house Phase 6 Land Use Data and land change forecast data.
- Quantifying the impact of land conversion on water quality, healthy watersheds and habitats, and communities.
- Exploring the development and implementation of a methodology to establish climate-related baselines and targets for the Land Use Methods and Metrics Development Outcome.
Actions in Maryland
- Assessing the difference between high-resolution land cover maps for Prince George’s County to serve as a prototype for future work. (September 2016)
Logic & Action Plan
Chesapeake Bay Program partners have committed to taking a series of specific actions to support the management approaches guiding this outcome. These actions directly address the factors that could impact our progress. More information about performance targets and participating partners can be found in the complete Logic & Action Plan (PDF).