Lake Michigan Ecosystem Stewardship Tools

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The Lake Michigan Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP) vision is of “a sustainable Lake Michigan ecosystem that ensures environmental integrity and that supports and is supported by economically viable, healthy human communities.” The primary goal “is to restore and protect the integrity of the Lake Michigan ecosystem through collaborative, place-based partnerships.” The LAMP focuses its efforts through a collaborative effort in meeting the vision and goal through monitoring the changing environmental conditions and adapting management strategies by addressing the following:

The Lake Michigan LAMP document has a series of “Lake Michigan Toolboxes” that provide links to resources that can be applied to basin problems and exchange shared experiences. They are targeted to assist local government and watershed groups as they work to better manage their local ecosystems. The tools include example and model ordinances, manuals and resources for local officials, planners, developers, individual citizens, and other interested parties.


These tools have been identified to address LAMP subgoal 9: Are ecosystem stewardship activities common and undertaken by public and private organizations in communities around the basin?:

Tools for the other goals can be accesses through the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan Watershed Tools

More information on Lake Michigan drinking water goals can be found at Chapter 9 of the 2008 Lake Michigan LAMP.