• The working watermen community of Tangier Island VA at sunset. Photo by Starke Jett.

    Chesapeake Bay

Smith Trail Conservation Strategy

The conservation strategy for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail describes measures for conserving lands important to the visitor experience along the trail. The strategy provides the means for defining priority conservation areas and describes appropriate conservation methods. Read the strategy here.

Did You Know?

Satellite image of the Bay

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North American and the second largest in the world?