A man grabs a piece of equipment containing freshly harvested oysters.

The Chesapeake landscape is rich with small and large places of outstanding significance that support tourism, the economy, and our cultural identity. They are what identifies this region as unique and makes our communities special. Through the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership, NPS Chesapeake Gateways helps protect the treasured landscapes of our collective heritage from uses that would alter the scenery and character that conveys their importance.

The articles below highlight some of the important work happening to make this goal a reality. To learn more about the Chesapeake Conservation Partnership’s work with farmlands within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, click this link.

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    Last updated: June 29, 2023