Partners in Action

The challenges of protecting and restoring water quality, habitat and species in the Lake Champlain Basin habitat are dynamic and complex. U.S. federal agencies have taken a vital role in supporting the the goals of Opportunities for Action. Several federal agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate their cooperation and coordination through the LCBP. In October 2001, the LCBP Federal Agencies Work Group was established to coordinate funding and implementation of projects in the Basin.

Wetland conservation projects reflect the collaborative approach among partner agencies. NRCS and USFWS work closely to evaluate projects and provide technical assistance for vegetation and hydrologic restoration. Photo: LCBP

With multiple agencies working to meet these challenges, the Federal Partners Workgroup helps to ensure an efficient and coordinated response by:

  • Identifying common goals and needs
  • Leveraging funding opportunities
  • Providing technical assistance
  • Sharing data and research results
  • Coordinating focused action
  • Prioritizing implementation of conservation
  • and restoration projects
  • Communicating with state and local partners

U.S. Federal Agencies Taking the Lead

  • Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention & Control
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Fish Passage
  • Historic and Heritage Preservation
  • Native Species Restoration
  • Nutrient Pollution Reduction
  • Public Education
  • Riparian Restoration
  • Wetlands conservation

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