The Lake Superior Collaborative supports and promotes climate resilience practices in northern Wisconsin through information sharing, collaborative planning and prioritization, and securing funding that supports mutually beneficial projects.
on-the-ground stewardship practices & interventions that support resilient & dynamic systemsText
- Leveraging Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding to stabilize stream bluffs and reduce sediment movement in Fish Creek.
- Establishing the state of Wisconsin’s first natural flood management demonstration project under Act 157.
the ability to adapt and plan for future climate impacts and conditions
- Ashland County staff worked with the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science to introduce climate concepts and the importance of climate resilience planning to local leaders and incorporate climate change considerations into the 2020-2029 Ashland County Land and Water Resource Management Plan.
- Assess and replace road stream crossings (culverts) to improve aquatic organism passage and create more resilient roads and built infrastructure.
convening to share information and build positive professional relationships
- Hosting an annual Symposium to convene Lake Superior Collaborative partners and friends to share information, network, and action plan for the future.
- Partners host field site visits demonstrating how road stream crossings can be improved to create more resilient infrastructure and hydrologic systems.
- Visit our Partner page to learn more.
Specific goals outlined in the LSC Charter include:
- Align local land, water, & conservation stewardship efforts with priorities outlined in the Lake Superior Lakewide Action & Management Plan.
- Ensure the wellbeing of water and other beings by implementing public & private land projects that reduce & prevent nonpoint source pollution, improve land use, preserve fish & wildlife habitat, & increase climate change resiliency.
- Facilitate networking & information exchange among LSC partners.
- Coordinate strategic outreach and engagement efforts to foster watershed stewardship among Lake Superior basin residents, local decision-makers, and private landowners.
- Support local engagement in watershed stewardship through strategic and coordinated outreach and engagement.
- Pursue funding opportunities that increase investment in the protection & restoration of the Lake Superior Basin in Wisconsin.
- Assess and communicate the value-added benefits of Collaborative efforts to protect & restore the Lake Superior Basin in Wisconsin.
LSC projects include work undertaken by two or more LSC partners that addresses basin scale priorities set forth in the most recent Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan at the local and watershed levels. Partner projects emphasize relationships, resilience, and restoration. Visit our Project Map to view LSC partner projects that demonstrate these principles. Note that the projects included in our StoryMap are not an exhaustive list.