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

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Lake Champlain opportunities for action management plan

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.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM MUSKETEERS OF CLEAR WATER


The program “Musketeers of Clear Water” was conceived by the Organization of the Missisquoi Bay Basin to inform and to take responsability for the student of the primary education on the notions of protection of water and the aquatic ecosystem. The program “Musketeers of Clear Water” includes four ranks of acquisition of multidisciplinary competences making it possible to the student to get information and to go to the defense of water and the aquatic ecosystem from where the analogy with the four musketeers: Porthos for the basin, Aramis for the aquatic ecosystem, Athos for the uses of water and Artagnan for water quality.

-MDDEP

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