BIOLOGICAL SERVICES
LAKEWIDE ACTION & MANAGEMENT PLAN

 

Under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the governments of Canada and the United States have committed to restore and maintain the physical, biological and chemical integrity of the waters of the Great Lakes. The Lakewide Action and Management Plans (LAMPs) are binational action plans for restoring and protecting the Great Lakes ecosystem. Staff in Biological Services serve on the working groups of the Lake Superior and Lake Huron LAMPs to represent the interests of the Bay Mills Indian Community. Biological Services also commits to implement many of the priorities addressed in the LAMPs including but not limited to educating the community on mercury and other emerging chemicals, their toxicity, pathways into the food chain, and actions to prevent contamination; supporting efforts to increase the sustainable use of lake basin resources with specific emphasis on projects on green stormwater infrastructure, incorporating traditional ecological knowledge into projects, and/or recognizing the monetary value of ecosystem services; monitoring and removing invasive species; and updating population assessment models to improve management of commercial and sport fisheries.

To view the complete Lakewide Action and Management Plan for any of the Great Lakes, visit https://binational.net/category/a2-2/lamps-paaps/ or https://www.epa.gov/greatlakes/lakewide-action-and-management-plans . Additionally, each lake produces a short newsletter to highlight accomplishments and progress in achieving LAMP goals during the past year and identifies LAMP-related activities including outreach, monitoring, and protection and restoration actions. To view these current and past LAMP Annual Reports for any of the Great Lakes, visit https://binational.net/category/a2-2/lamps-paaps/ .