Service Providers

Contact NameSusan Minnemeyer
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Organization NameChesapeake Conservancy, Conservation Innovation Center
City & StateAnnapolis, MD
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Organizational Phone Number(443) 321-3610
Employees50 or less
Service & Support LanguagesEnglish
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Statement
  • County, local, or sub-state
  • State level
  • Multiple states, or regional
  • National
  • International
Additional geographic informationWork most often centers in Chesapeake Bay Watershed region, but we have successfully leveraged our Bay-region accomplishments in other parts of the country, and internationally.
Water Body Scales
  • Small, wade-able streams
  • Rivers
  • Freshwater lakes and ponds
  • Estuarine habitats
  • Larger coastal systems
Water Data Collaborative Framework Areas
  • Local data storage; including relational databases (GIS/SQL/Access), and any online or Excel based solutions, and also including data clean-up/standardization
  • Analyze and visualize data; including set up for analysis of collected data and visualization (see example mediums in Framework)
  • Data informs action; including data modeling, planning for the future, prioritizing
  • Data to action; including creation of communication tools, assistance with public or government data sharing, web/mobile application creation, and efforts related to restoration planning and protection
  • Open data portals and data resources; including local/state/national data portals, and integration with online tools for analysis/visualization/modeling
Other Completed Projects

Arundel Rivers Federation, South & local Rivers Data App/Website - - worked with local water monitoring group to create a website and data organization solution that simplifies the display of water quality monitoring information that has been used for public education and outreach, along with serving to organize historical monitoring data.

Restoration Reports - - this free, confidential tool serves landowners in Clinton, Centre, Huntingdon, Lancaster, and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania. It gives information about restoration opportunities on their property that can improve the ecological conditions they care about. It uses state-of-the art data analysis and generates a customized report for a property, including the watershed it is are a part of, the wildlife species that may live on the property, and whether it is in close proximity to an impaired stream. By selecting management priorities, for example, improving the hunting and fishing on their property, or supporting agricultural land uses.

Swimming Upstream Storymap - - this storymap was a joint effort between the Chesapeake Conservancy's CIC and several partner organizations (Colorado Water Conservation Board and Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, and USFWS) that came together to use data to highlight work done by the Recovery Program to conserve native, endangered fish populations, in a landscape with many competing water uses and needs. This outreach tool will help partner organizations better communicate their work with the public.


Nancy Merrill Sullivan, Arundel Rivers Federation,, (410) 224-3802

Emily Mills, Chesapeake Conservancy,, (443) 321-3610

Melanie Fischer, US Fish and Wildlife Service, (303) 236-9881

Project Price Ranges
  • $5,00-$10,000
  • $10,000-$20,000
  • $20,000-$50,000
  • Greater than $50,000
Minimum Project Budget SizeNo
Discounted Rates for Non-Profit Organizations?Yes
Typical Client Types
  • Local governments
  • State governments
  • National government
  • Corporations/For-profit businesses
  • Non-profits/NGOs
  • The general public
  • Universities and Colleges
Do you follow FAIR Data Principles?Yes, these principles are always followed
Other Information

The Chesapeake Conservancy's Conservation Innovation Center (CIC) was established in 2013 to use cutting-edge technology to empower data-driven conservation and restoration. Just as the use of technology changed the corporate world and made it more efficient, technology can do the same for the conservation movement. Through national and international partnerships, the CIC makes this data accessible for restoration professionals to practice precision conservation, yielding greater impact with less resources. The CIC leverages GIS analysis and new technologies to empower partners, clients, and end users in their efforts involving environmental conservation, innovation, and restoration.