Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Afforestation

Project Profile

Project: Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Afforestation

Project Sponsor: US Federal Government

Location: Cecil County, MD

Scope: This project required the afforestation of approximately 4 acres of existing turf, located along the shores of the upper Chesapeake Bay. ER&M was contracted, early in the process, to assist in reviewing the planting plan. Based on our review of the plan, and various re-vegetation options allowed under the Critical Area Program regulations, ER&M was tasked with making alternate species selection and planting plan configuration suggestions that would not only make the project more successful, but reduce overall costs. Our recommendations, including the addition of deer protection measures, were accepted and the site was planted accordingly. After 2 growing seasons, the site continues to thrive.