http://cesu.al.umces.edu
The Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW CESU) is a partnership among 26 university/research and 9 federal agency partners whose members strive to understand and protect the natural and cultural resources of the region. The CW CESU was established in August 2001 through a Cooperative Agreement among its partners. Since that time, the Agreement has been amended several times to reflect changes in the participating partners. In August 2011, the Cooperative Agreement was renewed for another 5 years. Contact the CW CESU Host Office for details.

Federal Agency Partners
Bureau of Land Management
Department of Defense

National Oceanic and Atmospheric    Administration
National Park Service

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Civil    Works
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Geological Survey
U.S.D.A. Forest Service
U.S.D.A. Natural Resources   Conservation Service


Reasearch/University Partners
University System of Maryland (Host)
   Frostburg State University
   University of Maryland Baltimore County
   University of Maryland Center for
   Environmental Science
       -Appalachian Laboratory (Host office)
       -Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
       -Horn Point Laboratory
    University of Maryland College Park
American Bird Conservancy
American University

Anne Arundel Community College
Christopher Newport University
College of William and Mary
Delaware State University

George Mason University
George Washington University
Howard University
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
James Madison University
National Aquarium in Baltimore
Pennsylvania State University
Shippensburg University
The Academy of Natural Sciences
University of Delaware
University of the District of Columbia
University of Mary Washington
University of Richmond
University of Virginia
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Western Pennsylvania Conservancy

The Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CW CESU) is part of a national CESU network. The primary objective of the national network is to foster stewardship of the environment through collaborative research, technical assistance, and education that support integrated ecosystem management of cultural, natural and social resources.

The host institution for the CW CESU is the University System of Maryland represented by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. The CW CESU office is headquartered at the Appalachian Laboratory of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Interim Director
Dr. Raymond Morgan
(301) 689-7172
rmorgan@al.umces.edu

NPS Research Coordinator
Dr. Walter Zachritz
(301) 689-7108
walter_zachritz@nps.gov



Primary Contact
Dr. William Dennison
(410) 221-2004
dennison@umces.edu

Mailing Address:
UMCES
Appalachian Laboratory
301 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532


Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD
Appalachian Laboratory, Frostburg, MD

The CW CESU is guided by an Executive Committee. This committee is comprised of a Technical Representative from each partner agency and institution. Contact information for the Technical Representatives is found in the Federal Partners and University/Research Partners pages of this website. The CW CESU partnership is guided by a mission statement and strategic plan. Complete versions of these documents follow. Copies can be obtained in the Downloads section of this website.

The CW CESU fosters stewardship of the watershed through collaborative research, technical assistance, and education that support integrated ecosystem management. Emphasizing interdisciplinary and multi-scale approaches, the CW CESU addresses the complex and interrelated biological, physical, cultural, and social resources and issues within this urbanizing landscape. The CW CESU provides national and international leadership in watershed science and stewardship.
View Chesapeake Watershed CESU Strategic Plan
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