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.

New Publications by the IRDA

The research and development team of the IRDA (Institute of Research and Development for the Agricultural Environment) are happy to announce a series of research reports targeted at the development of spatial reference management tools to characterize the hydrology and erosion of experimental landscapes. This research will enhance our understanding of nutrient loading in the basins.
L’équipe de recherche et développement en géomatique et bassins versants de l’IRDA est heureuse de mettre à votre disposition une série de rapports de recherche complétés dans la dernière année et ciblés sur le développement d’outil de gestion du parcellaire à référence spatiale, de même que la caractérisation de l’hydrologie, de l’érosion et des flux de nutriments dans des bassins versants expérimentaux.


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