Canada and U.S. Meet GLWQA Commitment to Develop and Implement Lakewide Habitat and Species Protection and Restoration Conservation Strategies

Male coaster brook trout, Lake Superior. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Male coaster brook trout, Lake Superior. Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, which entered into force in February of 2013, includes a commitment to develop and implement lakewide habitat and species protection and restoration conservation strategies by February of 2015. These strategies, developed for each of the Great Lakes, identify priority objectives for habitat and species restoration, protection, and conservation. Each strategy is a product of extensive collaboration among lakewide regional and local partners and stakeholders and reflects the unique nature of each lake and its conservation needs.

Related Documents
A Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Lake Superior (2015); Implementing a Lake Ontario Lakewide Management Plan Biodiversity Conservation Strategy (2011); Returning to a Healthy Lake – An International Biodiversity Conservation Strategy for Lake Erie (2013); The Sweetwater Sea – Strategies for Conserving Lake Huron Biodiversity (2010); Michigami: Great Water- Strategies to Conserve the Biodiversity of Lake Michigan
(2012).

 

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The Habitat and Species Annex Subcommittee has assessed the development and implementation of lakewide habitat and species protection and restoration conservation strategies, and their findings are documented here.

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Pamela Finlayson, Environment and Climate Change Canada