When the LCBP updated its management plan Opportunities for Action in 2017, it identified four goals that address the key resource issues facing Lake Champlain and its watershed. These four goals—clean water, healthy ecosystems, thriving communities, and an informed and involved public—serve as the framework for much of the Program’s work.

Clean Water

Water in the Lake Champlain Basin’s lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams will sustain diverse ecosystems, support vibrant communities and working landscapes, and provide safe recreation opportunities.
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Healthy Ecosystems

Ecosystems that provide clean water for drinking and recreating, and intact habitat that is resilient to extreme events and free of aquatic invasive species where diverse fish and wildlife populations will flourish.
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Thriving Communities

Communities have an appreciation of natural and cultural resources, and the capacity to implement actions that will result in sound stewardship of these resources while maintaining strong local economies.
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Informed and Involved Public

Basin residents and visitors will understand and appreciate Lake Champlain Basin resources, and will possess a sense of personal responsibility that results in behavioral changes and actions to reduce pollution.
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