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.

    Water & Environment

    Climate Change

    Mt. Mansfield

    Reduced spring mountain snowmelt that results from climate change will mean lower lake and groundwater levels.

    Changes in climate patterns can have profound implications for water quality and ecosystems in the Lake Champlain Basin. Documented increases in water and air temperatures have already resulted in substantial ecological shifts that affect fish, wildlife, and plant communities. Resource managers recognize the need to adapt to climate change to mitigate potential environmental and economic risks.

    Data Trends

    Scientists have noted significant changes in monitoring data, including increases in water and air temperature, as well as an upward trend in average annual precipitation. More about climate change data

     

    Impacts

    Season shifts caused by climate change affect water quality, fish and wildlife, and recreation. These changes will likely affect the region’s economy in unknown ways. More about climate change impacts

     

    Adaptation

    Impacts from significant weather events may be made less severe if we have prepared ourselves and provide space for ecological systems to function naturally. More about climate change adaptation

     

    Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin

    LCBP launched two projects in 2014 to evaluate the impacts of climate change on stormwater management and Lake Champlain’s aquatic ecosystem. More

    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

    Volunteers

    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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