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RECORD NUMBER: 196 OF 767
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Chesapeake Bay: Introduction to an Ecosystem, January 1982.|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.|
|Additional Subjects||Habitats ; Chesapeake Bay ; Coastal waters ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Aquatic habitats ; Aquatic plants ; Aquatic animals ; Water properties ; Models ; River basins ; Natural resource conservation ; Estuaries ; Watersheds ; Ecosystem models ; Chesapeake Bay Program|
In recent years, the well-being of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem has been stressed by the activities of the region's growing population. In 1976, concern for this national resource prompted Congress to order the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to conduct an intensive five-year study of the environmental quality and management of the Chesapeake Bay resources. This program was created to coordinate research on the main factors impacting the Bay's water quality; to analyze, store and distribute research data; to determine which government agencies have resource management responsibilities, and to stimulate coordination among them.