Chapter 5: Natural & Environmental Resources

  • Introduction page 5-12
  • Location page 5-23
  • Rural Lands Conservation page 5-33.1
  • State of the Agricultural Economy in Suffolk page 5-43.2
  • Agricultural Impacts to the Environment page 5-54.
  • Water Resources and Chesapeake Bay Preservation page 5-84.1
  • Floodplains page 5-114.2
  • Tidal and Non-tidal Wetlands page 5-124.3
  • Shoreline Features and Erosion Control page 5-164.4
  • Water Quality page 5-184.5
  • Fisheries page 5-204.6
  • Waterfront Access page 5-215
  • Soils page 5-226
  • Habitat page 5-286.1
  • Natural Heritage Areas page 5-317
  • Historic Resources page 5-358
  • Themes, Policies, and Actions page 5-37
  • Tables
    • Table 5-1: Farms by Size page 5-4
    • Table 5-2: Peanut Production in Suffolk page 5-4
    • Table 5-3: Cotton Production in Suffolk page 5-5
    • Table 5-4: Wetlands by Type page 5-13
    • Table 5-5: Impaired Waters in the City of Suffolk page 5-18
    • Table 5-6: Description of Soils Present in the City of Suffolk page 5-41
    • Table 5-7: Suitability of Soils for Specific Uses page 5-26
    • Table 5-8: Vegetation Cover Types in the City of Suffolk page 5-28
    • Table 5-9: Common Wildlife Associated with Various Cover Types page 5-31
    • Table 5-10: Natural Heritage Species Identified in the City of Suffolk page 5-32
    • Table 5-11: National Register Historic Resources page 5-35
  • Figures
    • Figure 5-1: Prime Farmland page 5-7
    • Figure 5-2: Development Impacts to the Chesapeake Bay page 5-9
    • Figure 5-3: Chesapeake Bay Preservation Areas page 5-10
    • Figure 5-4: Wetlands page 5-14
    • Figure 5-5: Soils Types page 5-24
    • Figure 5-6: Rural Agricultural Conservation Area page 5-25
    • Figure 5-7: Vegetative Cover Types page 5-30
    • Figure 5-8: Natural Heritage Areas page 5-34