Clean Water

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

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    USFWS Blog: Joining Forces in the Upstream Battle for Salmon

    January 12, 2017 – 

    This is the second feature in a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on its journey upstream to spawn in a tributary of Lake Champlain driven by its instincts (and a pickup truck). Learn why this species disappeared from the lake in the 19th century, and how it is making a comeback today thanks to collaboration […]

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    LCBP Technical Report: Flood Recovery Training Modules

    January 9, 2017 – 

    Prepared by Milone & MacBroom, Inc., October 2016 This project consisted of the Development of Advanced Flood Recovery and River Management Training Modules.  The purpose was to develop training materials and implement pilot trainings in the Lake Champlain Basin to improve flood recovery and river management practices to increase flood resiliency, reduce future risks, and reduce […]

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    LCBP Technical Report: Tile Drainage Literature Review

    January 5, 2017 – 

    Prepared by Stone Environmental, Inc., November 2016 Executive Summary Tile drainage works by providing an open pathway for soil water to drain away, lowering the water table and allowing the upper soil layers to dry out. For farmers, tile drainage has multiple benefits: better growing conditions, improved soil structure, enhanced trafficability, more timely planting and […]

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    USFWS Blog Follows Atlantic Salmon’s Upstream Journey

    January 5, 2017 – 

    This feature is part of a five-part series that follows an Atlantic salmon on its journey upstream to spawn in a tributary of Lake Champlain driven by its instincts (and a pickup truck). Learn why this species disappeared from the lake in the 19th century, and how it is making a comeback today thanks to collaboration by partners […]

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    U.S. Geological Survey Releases Nutrient Concentration and Loading Report

    January 5, 2017 – 

    The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, estimated daily and 9-month concentrations and fluxes of total and dissolved phosphorus, total nitrogen, chloride, and total suspended solids from 1990 (or first available date) through 2014 for 18 tributaries of Lake Champlain. […]

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    White River National Fish Hatchery re-opens

    December 20, 2016 – 

    The White River National Fish Hatchery is back in business after being closed for five years. And it has a new mission – to restore native salmon and trout populations to Lake Champlain, as well as lakes Erie and Ontario. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fish biologists are currently culturing land-locked Atlantic salmon eggs from […]

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    November 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    December 7, 2016 – 

    Read the November 2016 Casin’ the Basin e-News: New LCBP Technical Coordinator • Actions to Control Asian Clam in Lake Bomoseen • more…

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    CVNHP Partners Summit in Québec

    November 23, 2016 – 

    More than fifty key stakeholders met in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu this month to discuss the direction of the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership’s (CVNHP) work. Partners from Vermont, New York, and Québec, including representatives from the National Park Service and Parcs Canada, attended the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s (LCBP) 6th annual CVNHP International Summit at the Royal […]

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    LCBP Resource Room Staff Awarded

    November 18, 2016 – 

    Each year, more than 25,000 guests at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain visit the LCBP’s Resource Room on the second floor to learn more about lake and watershed issues. And each year since 2003, LCBP staffers Laura Hollowell, Stephanie Larkin, and Cynthia Norman have informed, educated, and guided these visitors, answering all manner of […]

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    News Release: LCBP Seeks Innovative Phosphorus Reduction Projects from Agricultural Sources in St. Albans, Vermont

    November 1, 2016 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) is seeking innovative proposals to reduce phosphorus pollution from agricultural sources in the St. Albans Bay watershed. St. Albans Bay remains one of the most impaired regions of Lake Champlain though it contains just one-tenth of one percent of Lake Champlain’s water volume. Local residents and businesses along the […]

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