Measure CB-2 Metadata


Most Recent Measure Description:
ACS Code:CB-2
PERS Code:232
Measure Key Words:Bay forest buffer planting goal achieved
Measure Language:Percent of forest buffer planting goal of 10,000 miles achieved.
Goal, Objective and Subobjective:2.2.5: Improve the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem
Measure Type:Target
ACS Shareholder:Region 3
Comments:The FY11 commitment has been increased accordingly.


Type of Measure *Yes/NoFY09FY10FY11FY12
NPGYes62%(6,182 miles)65%(6,522 miles)69%71%
Budget (target)Yes62%65%68%71%
Strategic PlanNo   n/a
KPINo   n/a
ARRANo   n/a
StateGrantNon/an/an/an/a
* Note: The figures for all budget measures are targets. The figures for all the other types of measures are commitments established during the development of the National Water Program Guidance.


Office Information:
Office Lead:CBPO
Contact:Nita Sylvester, Chesapeake Bay Program Office: sylvester.nita@epa.gov | (410) 267-5711


Most Recent Measure Definition (From FY2010 or FY2010, if available):
Terms and Phrases: 
Methodology for Computation of Results:Forest buffer planting is reported as % of goal achieved. The long term goal is to plant 10,000 miles of forest buffers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. The information is based on cumulative acres planted since 1997 provided by the states for the previous year. Refer to: www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers Linear feet, miles, and acres of forest buffers planted are measured directly. The data are summarized in a spreadsheet by geographic location with related extent of project sites. Sampling design is formulated by the USDA for tracking projects and funds. The data is input by field personnel and submitted to State Departments of Forestry for QA/QC checks. Refer to: http://archive.chesapeakebay.net/status/status09/forestbuffers2009.doc
Units:Percent of goal achieved. Refer to: www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers
Universe:10,000 miles planted is the long term goal. Refer to: www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers
Baseline:38% in FY 2005. Percent of forest buffer planting goal achieved. Tracking began in 1996 with zero miles planted. Refer to: www.chesapeakebay.net/status_forestbuffers


Most Recent Regional Measure Results Trend Data (From FY2010 End of Year Report, if available):
Measure Results Trend DataCB-2.xls


Most Recent National Results Trend Data Chart (From FY2010 End of Year Report, if available):
Measure Results Trend Data Chart 


ACS Measure History:
Fiscal YearACS CodeMeasure Description
2012CB-2Percent of forest buffer planting goal of 10,000 miles achieved.
2011CB-2Percent of forest buffer planting goal of 10,000 miles achieved.
2010CB-2Percent of forest buffer planting goal of 10,000 miles achieved.
2009CB-2Percent of forest buffer planting goal of 10,000 miles achieved.
2008CB-2Percent of the forest buffer planting goal achieved.
2007CB-2Percent of the forest buffer planting goal achieved.
2006CB-2Miles of streambank and shoreline restored with riparian forest buffers. (cumulative)
2005IV-CB-2Cumulative miles of streambank and shoreline restored with riparian forest buffers.


Decision History: Click for measure decision details


Most Recent Data Sources and Data Quality and Limitations (From FY2011 or FY2010 V & V, if available):CB-2.doc




External Links:
Congressional Justification
2010 EOY Report


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