Scope and Purpose
Background: At GIT4’s December 2013 face-to-face meeting, GIT4 members affirmed that developing a method to track and report watershed health and protection is an important strategic priority for healthy waters and watersheds protection. The development of this strategy is essential to meet GIT4’s Goal and Outcome statements in the new 2014 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement:
Healthy Watersheds Goal – Sustain state-identified healthy waters and watersheds, recognized for their high quality and/or high ecological value.
Healthy Watersheds Outcome – 100% of state-identified currently healthy waters and watersheds remain healthy.
The Tracking Workgroup will explore how to track and report the identification, health and protection status of State-identified healthy watersheds.