National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Includes Black Duck Priorities in Chesapeake Bay Strategic Plan

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) partnered with the ACJV to identify restoration and enhancement priorities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed that meet both water quality and American Black Duck habitat goals. Through the Black Duck Decision Support Tool, the ACJV identified small watersheds that meet both goals. We then assessed the restoration potential within these watersheds and identified the number of acres of each wetland type (e.g., freshwater, high marsh, low marsh) that would need to be restored to achieve our Black Duck objectives currently, at the year 2030, and in 2080 The results of this assessment are displayed in an online story map. Read more about NFWF incorporating American Black Duck objectives in their 2018 Chesapeake Bay Business Plan.