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.

    Water & Environment

    Lake Champlain:
    Our Future is Now

    Lake Champlain Research Conference
    January 8-9, 2018 | Davis Center, University of Vermont

    As new information is released it will be posted here. Check back soon!

    Call for Abstracts
    The Lake Champlain Basin Program is pleased to release a Call for Abstracts for the upcoming Lake Champlain Research Conference (“Lake Champlain: Our Future is Now”).

    Focusing on the past, present, and particularly the future of the Lake, the conference will include interdisciplinary sessions on climate change, cyanobacteria, native fish restoration, contaminants and toxins, stormwater management technology, cultural and heritage resources, flood resilience, education and outreach, and more. The conference will bring together Lake and watershed stakeholders, including researchers, management practitioners, and the public, to learn the state of research on Lake Champlain and will provide an opportunity for discussion, networking, and potential collaboration. The conference will be multi-jurisdictional, featuring representation and research from New York, Vermont, and Québec.

    Interested researchers are encouraged to submit an abstract for either an oral presentation or poster. Oral presentations will be grouped in topic sessions, and will be 12 minutes long, followed by approximately three minutes for questions. Two poster sessions will be held.

    Abstracts are limited to 400 words, and should include information on research background, question, methods, results, and conclusions. It is understandable that some abstracts may lack quantitative data; however, they must still address a question and include a “take home message” with specific findings.

    All abstracts must be submitted by 5 PM EST on Friday, November 3rd, 2017. Authors will be notified of whether their abstract has been accepted by Friday, November 17th, 2017, and a conference agenda will be available soon after. Conference registration is required for all presenters (both poster and oral), and will cost $25 (student fee discounts will be available). Registration will open after abstract submission has closed.

    Please direct any questions to Ellen Kujawa at

    Submit abstract:

    Download poster here




    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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