What is the Lake Superior Collaborative?
The Lake Superior Collaborative (LSC) is a network of organizations working in partnership to coordinate protection, restoration and climate resilience efforts in the Wisconsin portion of the Lake Superior watershed.
Who we are:
The collaborative is composed of local governments; state, Tribal and federal government agencies; academic institutions; and nonprofit 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 and desire for continued collaboration, networking and 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) and 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 and revised in 2020).
The communities and ecosystems of Wisconsin’s Lake Superior Basin are climate resilient and supported by sustained and collaborative conservation partnerships and projects.
What we do:
The LSC supports and promotes climate resilience practices in northern Wisconsin in a number of ways. Specific goals outlined in the LSC Charter include the following:
- Align local natural resource management priorities with regional priorities, including the Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plan.
- Implement innovative, on-the-ground collaborative projects on public and private lands that reduce nonpoint source pollution, improve land use, preserve fish and wildlife habitat and increase climate change resiliency.
- Facilitate networking and information exchange among partners.
- Coordinate public outreach efforts to increase awareness and engagement in watershed stewardship.
- Pursue funding opportunities to coordinate and increase investment in the protection and restoration of the Lake Superior Basin in Wisconsin.
- Assess and communicate the value-added benefits of Collaborative efforts to protect and restore the Lake Superior Basin in Wisconsin.