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Chesapeake Bay Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Database 2022 Edition


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Chesapeake Bay Program, 2023, Chesapeake Bay Land Use and Land Cover (LULC) Database 2022 Edition: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


The Chesapeake Bay Land Use and Land Cover Database (LULC) facilitates characterization of the landscape and land change for and between discrete time periods. The database was developed by the University of Vermont’s Spatial Analysis Laboratory in cooperation with Chesapeake Conservancy (CC) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as part of a 6-year Cooperative Agreement between Chesapeake Conservancy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and a separate Interagency Agreement between the USGS and EPA to provide geospatial support to the Chesapeake Bay Program Office. The database contains one-meter 13-class Land Cover (LC) and 54-class Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) for all counties within or adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay watershed [...]

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Point of Contact :
Labeeb Ahmed, Peter R Claggett, Sarah M McDonald
Originator :
Chesapeake Bay Program
Metadata Contact :
Labeeb Ahmed
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase
SDC Data Owner :
Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center
USGS Mission Area :

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The database was produced to inform effects of land use and land cover change on the water quality in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by providing states, counties and local jurisdictions with detailed and consistent land use information to make data-driven and effective management decisions. The products were developed to be broadly used for informing both conservation and restoration efforts decisions such as habitat suitability assessments, riparian buffer implementation, agriculture and forest conservation, and tracking the conversion of forests and farmlands to other uses.

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DOI doi:10.5066/P981GV1L

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