Photo: Steve Hillebrand/USFWS
Fly Fisherman

Nomination Process

National Blueways are selected through a two-step competitive nomination process that begins with an application submitted by a stakeholder partnership. Click here for an overview of the nomination process.

  • Application Instructions: Check back here for application instructions in fall of 2013.

  • Benefits of National Blueways Recognition:

    • Cabinet-level recognition and prestige

    • Marketing value for tourism and enhanced quality of life

    • An agreement among federal agencies to enhance communication, coordination and collaboration in support of the stakeholder partnership

    • Robust consideration for federal technical and monetary assistance to achieve partnership goals, including development of an online river atlas in collaboration with stakeholders

    • Participation in a mentoring network with other watershed partnerships working within the National Blueways System.

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