Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action

Chesapeake Watershed: A Sense of Place and a Call to Action

by Ned Tillman

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Overview

Extensive and fragile, the Chesapeake Bay watershed is one of the fastest growing and most endangered regions in the country. Here accomplished environmental scientist and lifelong ourdoorsman Ned Tillman issues his own call for a general public awakening. Combining literary skills with informed science and a love for the environment, he explains how the Chesapeake watershed formed, what it has given us, and what it can continue to provide if we will only take action. He also provides an extensive list of practical things each of us can do which, taken in serious numbers, can preserve and restore this national treasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982304907
Publisher: Chesapeake Book Company
Publication date: 05/22/2009
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,278,527
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Prologue xiii

Part I The Land

Reading the Land 4

From the Mountains to the Sea 15

Building Blocks of the Bay 27

Part II The Bay

The Great Chesapeake Bay Fishery 40

Chasing Crabs 55

The Atlantic Flyway 70

Winter on the Bay 81

Part III The Watershed

Down the Patapsco 92

The Value of Trees 110

Foraging 122

A Good Day to Fly 132

Finding Fungi 143

Part IV Human Endeavors

Predators and Prey 154

Upland Game Hunting 163

Chickens and the Bay 170

A Fine Balance 162

A Call to Action 202

Epilogue 217

Appendices

Appendix A Backyard Advice 220

Appendix B Office Advice (Corporate Opportunities) 226

Appendix C Government Opportunities 230

Appendix D What Can Be Done? 233

Appendix E Milestones of National and Regional Progress 236

References and Recommendations for Further Reading 239

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