Lake Superior is a vast fresh water resource that has not experienced the same levels of development, urbanization and pollution as the other Great Lakes. Recognizing the unique qualities of this resource, the United States and Canada developed A Binational Program to Restore and Protect the Lake Superior Basin. This program focuses on the entire Lake Superior ecosystem - air, land and water – to restore degraded areas and protect this unique headwater lake for the people and wildlife that use it.
Geophysical Lake Superior
- Lake Superior Lakewide Action and Management Plans
- Lake Superior LAMP Annual Reports
- Chemical Reports Related to Lake Superior Zero Discharge Demo Program
- Other Lake Superior Partnership Reports
- Lake Superior Great Lakes Areas of Concern (AOCs)
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.
The LAMP Annual Reports 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.
- Lake Superior Aquatic Invasive Species Complete Prevention Plan - 2014
- Lake Superior Climate Change Impacts Report - 2014
- Lake Superior Strategic Outcomes and Ecosystem Goals - 2008
- Ecosystem Principles and Objectives, Indicators and Targets for Lake Superior
- Lake Superior Binational Monitoring Workshop - 1999
- Deer Lake AOC - Michigan - DELISTED
- St. Louis River AOC - Minnesota, Wisconsin
- Torch Lake AOC - Michigan
- St Marys River AOC - Michigan and St. Marys River AOC - Canada Exitis a binational Area of Concern
- Thunder Bay AOC - Canada Exit
- Nipigon Bay AOC - Canada Exit
- Jackfish Bay AOC - Canada Exit
- Peninsula Harbour AOC - Canada Exit