What do we mean by "recent progress"?

Recent Progress is determined when new data or information for an outcome become available. This can occur annually, biennially, or in some cases, every 3 to 5 years depending on the outcome. An outcome's recent progress may be classified as an increase, decrease, no change, mixed, or completed, depending upon the progress made since the last reporting period. Recent progress is classified as mixed when an outcome has multiple indicators with variable results.

What do we mean by “outlook”?

Outlook is the forecasted trajectory for whether the Chesapeake Bay Program is on course to achieving the outcome. An outcome's outlook may be on course, off course, uncertain, or completed; additional information supporting the outlook determination can be found on an outcome's progress page. An outcome's course outlook is reviewed and updated during the outcome's Strategy Review System (SRS) Quarterly Progress Meeting and may also be updated when recent progress is assessed.

The recent progress and long-term outlook status for each Outcome as well as when each status was last updated, grouped by Goal.
Sustainable Fisheries
Blue Crab Abundance Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated June 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated June 2023
Blue Crab Management Outcome
Recent progress noChange. Updated August 2022
Outlook completed. Updated August 2022
Fish Habitat Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated April 2018
Outlook onCourse. Updated November 2021
Forage Fish Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated April 2018
Outlook onCourse. Updated November 2021
Oysters Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated July 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated July 2023
Vital Habitats
Black Duck Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated November 2022
Outlook offCourse. Updated May 2024
Brook Trout Outcome
Recent progress noChange. Updated September 2019
Outlook offCourse. Updated November 2021
Fish Passage Outcome
Recent progress decrease. Updated June 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated June 2023
Forest Buffers Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated March 2023
Outlook offCourse. Updated March 2023
Stream Health Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated July 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated July 2023
Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated July 2023
Outlook offCourse. Updated July 2023
Tree Canopy Outcome
Recent progress decrease. Updated July 2023
Outlook offCourse. Updated July 2023
Wetlands Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated January 2024
Outlook offCourse. Updated January 2024
Water Quality
2017 Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) Outcome
Recent progress completed. Updated November 2021
Outlook completed. Updated November 2021
2025 Watershed Implementation Plans (WIPs) Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated April 2024
Outlook offCourse. Updated April 2024
Water Quality Standards Attainment and Monitoring Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated September 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated September 2023
Toxic Contaminants
Toxic Contaminants Research Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated October 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated October 2023
Toxic Contaminants Policy and Prevention Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated July 2023
Outlook offCourse. Updated July 2023
Healthy Watersheds
Healthy Watersheds Outcome
Recent progress noChange. Updated April 2018
Outlook uncertain. Updated November 2021
Land Conservation
Land Use Methods and Metrics Development Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated July 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated July 2023
Land Use Options Evaluation Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated March 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated March 2023
Protected Lands Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated October 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated October 2023
Public Access
Public Access Site Development Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated September 2022
Outlook onCourse. Updated September 2022
Environmental Literacy
Environmental Literacy Planning Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated November 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated November 2023
Student Outcome
Recent progress decrease. Updated October 2023
Outlook offCourse. Updated October 2023
Sustainable Schools Outcome
Recent progress decrease. Updated June 2022
Outlook onCourse. Updated June 2022
Stewardship
Stewardship Outcome
Recent progress noChange. Updated April 2018
Outlook uncertain. Updated February 2022
Diversity Outcome
Recent progress noChange. Updated January 2023
Outlook offCourse. Updated September 2023
Local Leadership Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated July 2023
Outlook onCourse. Updated July 2023
Climate Resiliency
Climate Adaptation Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated November 2022
Outlook offCourse. Updated September 2023
Climate Monitoring and Assessment Outcome
Recent progress increase. Updated August 2022
Outlook onCourse. Updated August 2023