Brook trout are a indicator of a swimmable, drinkable, fishable Lake Champlain

Fisheries Recovery Initiative

There are many threats to the health of our fishery - sea lamprey, cormorants, defunct dams, chemical and nutrient pollution, and habitat loss are all factors limiting the ability of our fish to thrive. LCI has been very successful in fighting for policy and programs that priorities the health of our fish. For example some recent successes in this area, please see our advocacy page.

Bring Back The Brookies

An awareness campaign in partnership with Vermont Fish and Wildlife, this program combines the much loved and recognized Vermont state fish with its role as an indicator species to create a connection between the health of our fisheries and water quality.