Opportunities for Action: An Evolving Plan for the Future of the Lake Champlain Basin

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Welcome to the 2010 update of Opportunities for Action – an online, dynamic management plan! Here you will be able to easily explore the goals and actions of OFA and track progress toward those goals. [Sommaire en Français]

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Opportunities for Action establishes a plan for coordinated action by Federal, State, and Provincial jurisdictions within the Basin, and public stakeholders, to restore and protect water quality and the diverse natural and cultural resources of the Lake Champlain Basin. Successful implementation of the plan will be achieved by developing many joint partnerships among natural resource agencies, citizens, and other Lake and watershed stakeholders, to achieve the actions described herein.

The Lake Champlain Basin Program has worked to involve the public and to respond to current management, research, and monitoring needs in developing and implementing OFA since 1991. In the current revision, partners have committed to specific management tasks based on funding available in 2010 and anticipated in subsequent years; however, additional needed tasks have been identified at the end of each chapter to be addressed as funding opportunities become available. The new online format will encourage accountability in the accomplishment of these tasks and allow for the integration of an adaptive management process, a structured method for updating the plan as new information becomes available. This approach will allow OFA to remain current in a continual evolving process to protect and restore the Lake Champlain ecosystem.

For more information about using this online management plan, please see “How to Use This Resource.”

The OFA website was officially launched in late December 2010. We are working hard to update the status of the tasks that listed within each of the OFA chapters, as well as success stories. Thanks for your patience!
~LCBP Staff.

Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) Management Plan Approved


The United States Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar visited the Champlain Valley on August 15, 2011. Part of Secretary Salazar’s visit was to recognize the approval of the CVNHP Management Plan/Environmental Assessment by his department. After three years of planning, the CVNHP was recognized as a “fully fledged” national heritage area by the Department of Interior on May 13, 2011. Implementation for the management plan—a component to OFA—has begun. See the OFA Cultural Heritage and Recreation chapter for details on accomplishments to date.

-CVNHP

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