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    Latest News

    Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2016  |  Posted in Latest News, Press Releases

    LCBP Seeks to Develop High Resolution Land Use/Land Cover Map for the Lake Champlain Basin

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services to develop a detailed land use/land cover map for the U.S. portion of the Lake Champlain Basin. Up to $150,000 is available for this project.

    This project will provide an up-to-date map of 16 land cover types, including urban lands, forests, and agricultural lands within the Lake Champlain Basin. Accurate land use/land cover data are a critical tool for resource managers and planners. Scientists analyze this information to determine how development and other uses of the landscape affect habitat and the amount and quality of runoff to local water bodies. Existing datasets are based on satellite imagery that is more than ten years old; the new data will be developed using the most current imagery available.

    This project will to help achieve the goals of the Lake Champlain long-term management plan Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin. It is supported with funds awarded to the0 New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) in support of the Lake Champlain Basin Program. LCBP anticipates granting one award from this RFP.

    To obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals, visit or contact the Lake Champlain Basin Program office at (802) 372-3213 or (800) 468-5227. Proposals are due in the LCBP office by electronic submission on November 1, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

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