Lake Champlain Basin Functional Assessment

This project was funded by an agreement awarded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to NEIWPCC in partnership with the Lake Champlain Basin Program.

This project developed functional assessment tools in the New York State portion of the Lake Champlain Basin that support wetland and riparian management and stewardship to improve flood resiliency, water quality, and habitat for native species. The primary goal was to produce a comprehensive wetland and stream assessment dataset with interactive online tools to increase the effectiveness of conservation decision making in this basin. Our strategy included synthesizing scientific information about streams and wetlands and validating this information with field surveys before making it available via an online mapping portal.

Jan. 25, 2023