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Rural Land Management for the Chesapeake Bay

In September, the EPA released a draft Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay.  TMDLs serve as a pollution budget for targeted waterways and their respective watersheds by mandating a maximum level of pollution that can be in the water and still meet standards.

While many recognize that this new TMDL will have profound consequences on those within the Chesapeake Bay watershed, most remain unclear as to just how the new regulations will affect them.  Because farms and other agricultural areas account for around 80 percent of the polluted runoff, rural land owners in particular are keeping a close eye on the details of the TMDL.  Informational sessions are being held all around the Bay watershed by both the EPA and independent groups to help clarify any confusion.  For those of you in the Northern Virginia area, our friends at Wetland Studies and Solutions will be hosting a session in December.  For more info, click here.

Field Sport Concepts and its affiliates have a long history of developing environmentally friendly and creative land management solutions.  We will work with you to develop a strategy to effectively utilize your land while also ensuring that all local and national regulations are met.

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