The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently released their Vision for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed identifying eight conservation strategies and 16 focal areas.  The conservation actions in the Vision document are voluntary and are intended to be implemented with existing programs and partnerships.  To download a copy of a summary of the full document, please go here: http://www.fws.gov/gulfrestoration/vision.html.  Linda Walker, DOI Senior Advisory for Restoration and GOMA AMT member, noted, “USFWS is seeking input from partners and regional stakeholders to develop a follow-up document titled Blueprint for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed which will offer details and specific recommendations to accomplish high priority conservation objectives.”

Download a copy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 1 Vision for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed.