The Conservancy

About Us

Chesapeake Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Annapolis, Maryland, dedicated to ensuring a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed where fish and wildlife thrive, and everyone enjoys healthy waters and abundant forests, wetlands, shorelines, and open spaces.

With the human population in the Chesapeake watershed approaching 18 million and growing and with tens of thousands of acres of open space vanishing each year, the Conservancy works to connect people with its wildlife and history; conserve landscapes and rivers; and restore the region’s natural resources.

The Chesapeake Conservancy serves as a catalyst for change, advancing strong public and private partnerships, developing and using new technology, and driving innovation throughout their work. From our founding, we have embraced the National Park Service’s Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail as an inspiration and framework for our work in the region.

The Conservancy works in close partnership with the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, as well as other federal, state and local agencies, private foundations, and corporations to advance conservation.