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.

    About Us

    Lake Champlain Research Consortium

    The mission of the  Lake Champlain Research Consortium (LCRC) is to coordinate and facilitate research and scholarship of the Lake Champlain ecosystem and related issues; to provide opportunities for training and education of students on lake issues; and to aid in the dissemination of information gathered through lake endeavors.

    About Us

    The LCRC consists of faculty, staff, and students of institutions in the Lake Champlain Basin who are conducting research in the areas of water quality and ecosystem health.

    Member Institutions

    Castleton UniversityMiddlebury CollegeNorthern Vermont UniversitySaint Michael’s CollegeState University of New York – PlattsburghUniversity of Vermont

    Faculty at LCRC member institutions with research interests in lake and watershed science are encouraged to add their information to the spreadsheet linked here.

    Executive Director

    Tim Mihuc, State University of New York at Plattsburgh


    Doug Facey, Saint Michael’s College

    LCRC Bylaws

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    Research Priorities

    • Nutrients
    • Biodiversity
    • Toxins
    • In-lake water circulation
    • Social/cultural/economic values

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    Research and Travel Grants

    The (LCRC) has funding available for undergraduate students attending LCRC member institutions who are conducting research on Lake Champlain and its basin. Funds also may be used to travel to a conference if the student is presenting research related to the Lake Champlain basin.
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