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.

    Publications & Reports FeedPublications & Reports

    August 2017 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    August 8, 2017 – 

    LCBP Releases Opportunities for Action 2017 • NEIWPCC Under New Leadership • Draft Lake Champlain-Richelieu River Plan Release • more…

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    March 2017 Casin’ the Basin e-News

    March 31, 2017 – 

    LCBP Welcomes Ellen Kujawa • Report of Activities • OFA Revision • World Water Day • Diving In Video • Meet the Scientists •  more…

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    LCBP 2016 Report of Activities

    March 17, 2017 – 

    The LCBP has released an summary report of activities that highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016. The appendix to this report includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP […]

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    USFWS Blog: Taking cues from nature to advance salmon restoration

    February 7, 2017 – 

    This is the fourth 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: Organic Contaminants of Emerging Concern in the Lake Champlain Basin: A Review of Current Knowledge, 2016

    January 30, 2017 – 

    In recent years there has been increasing concern nationwide about the amount of unregulated organic pollutants entering surface waters from storm drains, wastewater treatment facilities (WWTFs), and agricultural activities. The presence, environmental fate, and effects of these Organic Contaminants of Emerging Concern (OCECs) have received widespread attention in the Great Lakes, the Chesapeake Basin and […]

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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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    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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