Riparian Forest Buffer Progress in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

This map shows acres of agricultural and urban riparian forest buffers as reported to the Chesapeake Bay Program in 2020. Click on the county to see new buffers installed in 2020 and total acres enrolled to date.

Progress for riparian forest buffers was calculated using the Chesapeake Assessment and Scenario Tool (CAST). Please contact Katie Brownson ( if you would like access to the data used to calculate annual and cumulative progress numbers in CAST.