This document is intended to provide a status report on the health of the Lake Michigan ecosystem and a summary of the activities related to the Lake Michigan LaMP that have occurred during the last 2 years. Each chapter provides reports on current status, challenges, indicators, and next steps for a specific sub-goal area.
In addition to providing a status report, this report identifies new information and tools for addressing environmental problems identified within the report. These tools can be used by government and/or watershed groups to build a healthier Lake Michigan environment.
The LaMP is based upon the vision, goal and subgoals developed by a collaborative stakeholder process. The vision and goal were adopted by the Management Committee August 18, 1998.
- Entire LaMP (PDF, 233 pp. 16.2Mbytes)
- Front cover (PDF, 2 pp. 276 Kbytes)
- Table of Contents (PDF, 8 pp. 106 Kbytes)
- Executive Summary (PDF, 6pp. 67 Kbytes)
- Introduction (PDF, 8 pp. 210 Kbytes)
- Chapter 1 (PDF, 10 pp. 464
Can we all eat any fish?
- Chapter 2 (PDF, 10 pp. 737
Can we drink the water?
- Chapter 3 (PDF, 14 pp. 549
Can we swim in the water?
- Chapter 4 (PDF, 16 pp. 898
Are all habitats healthy, naturally diverse, and sufficient to sustain viable biological communities?
- Chapter 5 (PDF, 8 pp. 220
Does the public have access to abundant open space, shoreline, and natural areas, and does the public have enhanced opportunities for interaction with the Lake Michigan ecosystem?
- Chapter 6 (PDF, 16 pp. 530
Are land use, recreation, and economic activities sustainable and supportive of a healthy ecosystem?
- Chapter 7 (PDF, 22 pp. 747
Are sediments, air, land, and water sources or pathways of contamination that affect the integrity of the ecosystem?
- Chapter 8 (PDF, 18 pp. 1597
Are aquatic and terrestrial nuisance species prevented and controlled?
- Chapter 9 (PDF, 16 pp. 744
Are ecosystem stewardship activities common and undertaken by public and private organizations in communities around the basin?
- Chapter 10 (PDF, 14 pp. 180
Is collaborative ecosystem management the basis for decision-making in the Lake Michigan basin?
- Chapter 11 (PDF, 14 pp. 288
Do we have enough information, data, understanding, and
indicators to inform the decision-making process?
- Chapter 12 (PDF, 14 pp. 2827
What is the Status of Lake Michigan Subwatersheds?
- Appendix A (PDF, 16 pp. 139
Lake Michigan LaMP Pollutant Identification and Classification
- Appendix B (PDF, 10 pp. 5401
State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) Indicators
- Glossary (PDF, 4 pp. 38 Kbytes)
- References (PDF, 6 pp. 38Kbytes)
- Back Cover (PDF, 1 p. 496 Kbytes)
- Watershed Fact Sheets (PDF, 92 pp. 10512 Kbytes)