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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    Did You Know?

    More than 80 species of fish are found in Lake Champlain and more than 90 species are in the Lake Champlain watershed.
    Find out more

    Opportunities for Action

    OFA-onlineOpportunities for Action (OFA) is the management plan that guides the work of the Lake Champlain Basin Program and its partners in restoring and protecting water quality and the natural and cultural resources of the Basin. The plan, first endorsed in 1996 and then again in 2003 and 2010, lays out specific goals, actions, and tasks to achieve the vision of the Lake Champlain Steering Committee.

    The 2010 update of OFA is available as an online management plan. This new format provides managers, researchers, partner agencies and organizations, and public stakeholders easy navigation to specific sections and a searchable database of actions and tasks along with lead partners and the status of each task. The interactive, dynamic nature of the online plan accommodates an adaptive management process, the structured method for updating the plan as new information and understanding becomes available. This approach will allow OFA to remain current in the evolving process to protect and restore the Lake Champlain ecosystem.

    All versions of Opportunities for Action are available as PDF documents:


    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2015 State of the Lake report. Read about trends in key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health. Read the State of the Lake report


    Make Some Waves

    From using lake-friendly cleaning products to volunteering with a local watershed group, you can help restore and protect the Lake Champlain Basin. Find out how you can get involved

    Track Our Progress

    Track Our Progress

    Explore the goals and actions of our partners and track our progress online with the Opportunities for Action website. View Opportunities for Action

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