Clean Water
Matters!

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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    News Release: Lake Champlain Basin Program Welcomes Input on Opportunities for Action, an Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin

    January 27, 2017 – 

    LCBP announces the opening of a public comment period for the draft Opportunities for Action, an Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin. Today the Lake Champlain Basin Program released a draft Opportunities for Action, LCBP’s management plan for Lake Champlain. The draft plan can be found on http://www.lcbp.org/draftofa17/ or a hardcopy […]

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    USFWS Blog: Hatching a Plan to Save Salmon

    January 26, 2017 – 

    This is the third 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 […]

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    News Release: LCBP to Evaluate Conservation Practices that Reduce Phosphorus Loss from Tile-Drained Agricultural Fields

    January 26, 2017 – 

    The Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Vermont are pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) designed to evaluate the effectiveness of conservation practices in reducing phosphorus loss from tile-drained agricultural fields in the Lake Champlain Basin. Up to $240,000 is available for this project. With the […]

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    USFWS Blog: A new hope surfaces for salmon restoration

    January 19, 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 […]

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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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