ChesapeakeStat improves information-sharing and decision-making at the Chesapeake Bay Program. As we work toward the goals of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, we invite you to use this tool to access reliable, results-oriented data and information about our work.

What is ChesapeakeStat?

ChesapeakeStat is the parent site for a suite of web products that offer access to information about our work to restore the Chesapeake Bay. It explains how we are governed, how we are working to achieve the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement, and how we can be held accountable for this work.

  • ChesapeakeProgress: Our progress is measured by accurate, up-to-date and accessible information on environmental health, habitat restoration and funding.
  • ChesapeakeDecisions: Our work is guided by a decision-making framework that supports adaptive management: learning while doing and adjusting our efforts as needed.
  • ChesapeakeData: Our decisions are influenced by a range of environmental data, which reach beyond those stories that are told by our indicators of environmental health and restoration success.

The Evolution of Accountability at the Chesapeake Bay Program

Since its formation, the Chesapeake Bay Program has been guided by science-based goals. To assess our progress toward these goals, we track a range of environmental indicators. Accurate data and open assessments ensure our work is transparent and allow our partners, stakeholders and oversight groups to hold us accountable for the work that we do.

This timeline highlights important moments in our history of sharing information and making strategic decisions to protect and restore the watershed.

What's Next for ChesapeakeStat?

Over the next decade, the Chesapeake Bay Program will work to meet the goals and outcomes of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement. We will continue to update ChesapeakeStat and its suite of web products with the latest data and information on management and progress, improving information-sharing and decision-making across the partnership.

Who's Behind ChesapeakeStat?

ChesapeakeStat is a collaborative tool supported by Chesapeake Bay Program staff.

Core Team

The core team is responsible for the development of ChesapeakeStat and its suite of web products. You are welcome to contact them directly with questions or comments about these tools.


Doreen Vetter

ChesapeakeStat Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Doreen leads the ChesapeakeStat team and ensures data is used to improve our decision-making and communicate our progress.


E. Guy Stephens

Director of Web Development, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Guy directs the development of all Chesapeake Bay Program web products.

Support Team

The support team makes sure the moving parts of ChesapeakeStat are in place to support the partnership.


Carin Bisland

Associate Director for Partnerships and Accountability, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Carin fosters collaboration and promotes ChesapeakeStat as a problem-solving tool.


Andy Fitch

Geospatial Systems Analyst, U.S. Geological Survey

Andy ensures our products are supported by accurate, accessible data.


William Whorton

Web Developer, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Bill develops Chesapeake Bay Program web products.


John Wolf

GIS Team Leader, U.S. Geological Survey

John specializes in data visualization and in using GIS technology to place our data on maps.


Dave Yayac

Web Designer, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Dave designs Chesapeake Bay Program web products.