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Scott Phillips U.S. Geological Survey. U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey. USGS Chesapeake Bay Overview and the Executive Order. Scott Phillips USGS Chesapeake Bay Coordinator. USGS and the Executive Order. Strengthen science Address climate change Support all goals

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Scott Phillips

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Geological Survey

usgs chesapeake bay overview and the executive order

USGS Chesapeake Bay Overview and the Executive Order

Scott Phillips

USGS Chesapeake Bay Coordinator

usgs and the executive order
USGS and the Executive Order
  • Strengthen science
  • Address climate change
  • Support all goals
  • Improve efficiency and accountability
    • Prioritize and target
    • Monitor
    • Evaluate and adjust
  • USGS and NOAA
    • Coordinate Federal Science
    • Watershed
    • Estuary
water quality
Water Quality
  • Major actions:
    • Models to target nutrients and sediment actions
    • Monitoring to assess progress
    • Evaluate water-quality changes
toxic contaminants impacting fish and wildlife
Toxic Contaminants Impacting Fish and Wildlife
  • Poor health of fish and wildlife in the watershed
    • Fish kills and intersex
    • Multiple potential causes
  • Actions
    • Extent of poor health
    • Occurrence and sources of contaminants
    • Develop outcome/strategies (EPA, States, and FWS)
    • Establish monitoring and evaluation
  • Key partners - FWS, EPA, NOAA
strengthen science
Strengthen Science
  • Outcomes:
    • Restore wetlands
      • Climate change
    • Land Conservation