What is the Lake Superior Collaborative?
The Lake Superior Collaborative (LSC) is a network of organizations working in partnership to coordinate protection, restoration, & climate resilience efforts in the Wisconsin portion of the Lake Superior watershed.
Who We Are
The collaborative is composed of local governments, state, Tribal, & federal government agencies, academic institutions, & non-profit organizations working within the Lake Superior Basin of Wisconsin. View a list of LSC partners.
The Lake Superior Collaborative formed in 2018 after regional partners identified the need & desire for continued collaboration, networking, & knowledge-sharing that was provided by prior regional partnerships. The LSC evolved from previous partnership efforts including the Lake Superior Basin Partner Team (1998-2012), the Chequamegon Bay Area Partnership (2009-2017), & the Lake Superior Landscape Restoration Partnership (2014-2017). The Lake Superior Collaborative now operates under the principles set forth in the Lake Superior Collaborative Charter (established 2018 & revised in 2020).
The communities & ecosystems of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Basin are climate resilient & supported by sustained & collaborative conservation partnerships and projects.
What We Do
The LSC supports & promotes climate resilience practices in northern Wisconsin in a number of ways. 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.
Photo credits: Lake Superior National Estuarine Research Reserve & Erin Burkett