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Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
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Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
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Citizens who have an understanding and
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    Agricultural Practice Monitoring and Evaluation

    February 11, 2020 – 

    Runoff from two study watersheds in a cornfield in Charlotte, Vermont was monitored between October 1, 2015 and April 22, 2019 to evaluate the effects of construction in September 2017 of a grassed waterway in one of the watersheds. Flow rate and water quality data were obtained from 51 runoff events prior to construction of […]

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    Survey of Mercury and Cyanotoxin Concentrations in Fish Tissues in Lake Champlain #93

    January 15, 2020 – 

    Mercury and cyanotoxins in Lake Champlain pose health concerns to humans and the ecosystem. Mercury poisoning through the consumption of contaminated fish has been well documented for more than half a decade, typically with top predators posing the greatest threat. And while the most common route of cyanotoxin intoxication is exposure through drinking water and […]

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    Mercury Increase in Lake Champlain fish: links to fishery dynamics and extreme climatic events

    December 31, 2019 – 

    Mercury concentrations in Lake Champlain fish increased (2011–2017) for the first time in more than two decades. The increase, however, was not consistent among species or throughout the lake. Mercury concentrations in smallmouth bass and yellow perch from the three Main Lake segments increased significantly while concentrations in the eastern portions of the lake (Northeast […]

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    LCBP 2018 Summary Report of Activities

    September 24, 2019 – 

    The 2018 Summary Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2017 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Great Lakes Fishery Commission, and the National Park Service.

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    LCBP 2017 Report of Activities

    September 24, 2019 – 

    The 2017 Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. It also includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2017 from the […]

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    LCBP 2017 Summary Report of Activities

    September 24, 2019 – 

    The 2017 Summary Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. It includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2017 from the […]

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    LCBP 2018 Report of Activities

    September 23, 2019 – 

    2018 Report of Activities highlights LCBP projects that were in progress or concluded between October 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018. It includes a comprehensive listing of external contracts managed by LCBP, and key LCBP tasks implemented by staff during this time period. The LCBP received federal funding in FY 2018 from the U.S. Environmental […]

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    Assessment of Phosphorus Loads in Tile Drainage in the Jewett Brook Watershed of St. Albans Bay, Lake Champlain #92

    September 10, 2019 – 

    Subsurface (tile) drainage is an essential water management practice on many agricultural fields in Vermont, allowing timely equipment access, reduced soil compaction, and increased crop yields in fields otherwise too wet to efficiently farm. Tile drainage can provide significant environmental benefits, from reduced soil erosion to more efficient nutrient uptake by crops to enabling more […]

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    Volunteer Coordination and Training for the Lake Champlain Cyanobacteria Monitoring Program

    July 18, 2019 – 

    A Lake Champlain cyanobacteria monitoring program has been in place since 2002. The Lake Champlain Committee (LCC) initiated a citizen-based near-shore monitoring program in 2003 and has expanded the network of trained volunteers and monitoring sites since that time. The monitoring program is an effective collaboration with the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC), […]

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    Development of an Approach and Tool to Optimize Farm-Scale Phosphorus Management and Achieve Watershed-Scale Loading Targets

    July 18, 2019 – 

    A new web-based tool, the Farm-P Reduction Planner (Farm-PREP), was developed to enable farmers to more effectively and efficiently identify modifications to their field operations in order to meet a target reduction in phosphorus (P) leaving the farm and help to achieve water quality improvement goals at the watershed scale. Development of this tool was […]

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