EPA Solicits Comments on Draft Document, Identifying and Protecting Healthy Watersheds: Concepts, Assessments, and Management Approaches.

Public Comments Accepted until June 3, 2011.
This draft technical document provides the basis for implementing the
Agency's Healthy Watersheds Initiative, which, in partnership with
States, Tribes, local governments, nongovernmental organizations, and
others, is intended to protect the nation's remaining healthy
watersheds, prevent them from becoming impaired, and accelerate
restoration successes. The Healthy Watersheds approach, as part of the
initiative, is based on a holistic, integrated, systems view of aquatic
ecosystems that acknowledges their dynamics and interconnectivity in the
landscape. For additional information, visit:

http://water.epa.gov/polwaste/nps/watershed/hw_techdocument.cfm