Sunset at Lake Superior Provincial Park, ON (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Sunset at Lake Superior Provincial Park, ON (Photo by Ethan Meleg)

Lake Superior Biodiversity Conservation Strategy

Regional plans

The Lake Superior Biodiversity Conservation Strategy was completed in February 2015. This strategy provides a summary of the health of and threats to the biodiversity of Lake Superior. It also presents a guide to implementing effective lake-wide and regional conservation strategies.

This strategy contributes to the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement commitment of developing lake-wide habitat and species protection and restoration conservation strategies.

Regional plans released

Twenty corresponding draft regional plans which identify local and regional conservation opportunities have been completed and released. The conservation actions identified in the regional plans were developed with much input from local stakeholders. Together, the strategy and regional plans will support taking action around Lake Superior to meet the key goal of protecting and restoring Lake Superior’s habitat and species.

Government agencies, local stakeholders, organizations and groups such as your own were all instrumental in developing the Lake Superior Biodiversity Conservation Strategy. The regional plans are adaptive documents that support and respond to local conservation efforts that contribute to lake-wide biodiversity goals. The actions found in the draft regional plans were informed by public input opportunities in 2014 and 2015, as well as by an updated version of A Biodiversity Conservation Assessment for Lake Superior, Volume 2: Regional Unit Summaries (Updated Sept 2015) (6 MB). Individual chapters from the BCA are available for download below.

Lake Superior Basin

 

 

Regional Plans (Sept 2015 Versions)

1-Goulais Regional Plan
2-Michipicoten-Magpie and Agawa Regional Plan
3-Pic and White Regional Plan
4-Michipicoten Island Regional Plan
5-Little Pic Regional Plan
6-Nipigon and Jackpine Regional Plan
7-Black Sturgeon Regional Plan
8-Arrow and Dog Regional Plan
9-Baptism-Brule Regional Plan
10-Isle Royale Regional Plan
11-Beaver-Lester Regional Plan
12-St. Louis and Cloquet Regional Plan
13-Nemadji to Fish Creek Regional Plan
14-Bad-Montreal Regional Plan
15-Black-Presque Isle and Ontonagon Regional Plan
16-Keweenaw Peninsula and Sturgeon Regional Plan
17-Dead-Kelsey Regional Plan
18-Betsy-Chocolay Regional Plan
19-Tahquamenon, Waiska and St. Marys Regional Plan
20-Lake Superior Open Waters Regional Plan

 

Biodiversity Conservation Assessment Background Chapters (Updated Sept 2015)

BCA Introductory Chapter
1-Goulais BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
2-Michipicoten-Magpie and Agawa BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
3-Pic and White BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
4-Michipicoten Island BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
5-Little Pic BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
6-Nipigon and Jackpine BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
7-Black Sturgeon BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
8-Arrow and Dog BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
9-Baptism-Brule BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
10-Isle Royale BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
11-Beaver-Lester BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
12-St. Louis and Cloquet BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
13-Nemadji to Fish Creek BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
14-Bad-Montreal BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
15-Black-Presque Isle and Ontonagon BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
16-Keweenaw Peninsula and Sturgeon BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
17-Dead-Kelsey BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
18-Betsy-Chocolay BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
19-Tahquamenon, Waiska and St. Marys BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
20-Lake Superior Open Waters BCA Regional Unit Background Chapter
References and Appendix A

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