Lakewide Action and Management Plans

Lakewide Action and Management Plan (LAMP)s are plans of action to assess, restore, protect and monitor the ecosystem health of each Great Lake and its connecting river system. It coordinates the work of all the government and non-government partners working to improve the lake's ecosystem. A public consultation process ensures that the LAMP is addressing the public's concerns.

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.

*(except for Lake Michigan, which is entirely within the U.S.)

The Lakes and their LAMPs: