Designated in 1991, Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia (CBNERR-VA) is one of 29 protected areas that make up the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) established to promote informed management of the nation's estuaries and coastal habitats.
Cultivating science-based and community-supported resource management through innovative stewardship and promotion of socioecological resilience.
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Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in Virginia
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Gloucester Point, VA 23062
Phone: (804) 684-7135
Fax: (804) 684-7120