Chesapeake RFB Initiative
2022 Leadership Workshop and State Action Strategies
As a result of the biennial Strategy Review System meeting in May 2021 and recommendations from the Chesapeake Bay Program Outcome Attainability Team, the Management Board placed renewed emphasis on accelerating progress towards meeting the forest buffer outcome. The Forestry Workgroup organized a leadership workshop in spring 2022 to help refine state-level forest buffer action strategies and develop recommendations for partnership roles in advancing buffer goals.
From 2008-2014, the rate of restoration declined. A push to accelerate restoration began with a Leadership Summit in June 2014 and resulted in state task force reports. Information from the state task force reports were rolled into the Chesapeake Riparian Forest Buffer Management Strategy and Workplan.