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USDA. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
An interactive story map. The Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project (CBNEP) is funded largely by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and operations carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services. The program is also supported by a coalition of 25 private, local, state, and federal partners which is critical to the success of the project.
See also: APHIS Interactive Maps to explore plant and animal health or wildlife damage management data
Maryland’s eastern shore has seen thousands of acres of protective marshland impacted by the nutria's destructive feeding habits. To protect the valuable resources of Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay, The Chesapeake Bay Nutria Eradication Project (CBNEP) began in 2002 to permanently remove invasive nutria from the marshes of the Delmarva Peninsula and to protect, enhance, and restore the aquatic and river ecosystems they damaged.