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Memorandum of Agreement to Address Water Quality Impairments on National Forest System Lands

PDF Version of this document (PDF) (398K, 5 pp, about PDF)

U.S. Forest Service News Release (PDF) (68K, 1 pp)

On September 28, 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Forest Service signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to foster efficient strategies to address water quality impairments by maintaining and restoring National Forest System watersheds. Through this MOA, EPA and the Forest Service will work to advance a suite of water quality related actions that are expected to build partnerships between the agencies and among states, thereby improving National Forest System watershed conditions and accelerating attainment of the objectives in our statutory programs and strategic plans. This MOA builds on existing EPA and Forest Service efforts to maintain and restore water quality on National Forest System lands.


  1. Purpose
  2. Statement of Mutual Benefits and Interests
  3. Background
  4. Goals and Objectives
  5. Environmental Protection Agency and Forest Service Joint Actions
  6. General Provisions

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