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.

    Media Center

    Did You Know?

    Approximately one third of Lake Champlain Basin residents use the Lake as a source of drinking water.
    Find out more

    State of the Lake

    State of the Lake 2018 coverThe LCBP publishes the State of the Lake Report every several years to inform citizens and resource managers about the health of the Lake. The report was first published in 1998 and then in 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2018. The LCBP works with its many partners to prepare the reports, which are based on the most current scientific data and resource management approaches.

    The 1998 version reported on early progress toward the goals of the management plan Opportunities for Action. Starting in 2005, the report was structured around commonly asked questions about the Lake and watershed. The 2008 version introduced the Ecosystems Indicator Scorecard, which presents the status and trends of key indicators of water quality and ecosystem health in each of the Lake’s five major segments.

    The 2018 report continues the use of the ecosystem indicators scorecard and French translation of some portions the document. The 2018 version is available online and contains all the content of the printed document as well as supplemental material. The content of the online version is updated to reflect the most current data available.

    All versions of the State of the Lake report are available as PDF documents:

    What is the State of the Lake?

    What is the
    State of the Lake?

    Learn about the health of Lake Champlain in the 2018 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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