Stream Wise

Water, Wildlife, Way of Life

Stream Wise is bringing neighbors together to protect and restore healthy waterways across the Lake Champlain basin.

Become a Stream Steward

Landowners along rivers and streams can help safeguard drinking water, prevent pollution and protect vital land—all while creating their own oasis.

Rewilding Our Rivers

Healthy and resilient streams are home to diverse fish and wildlife, protect us against floods and create endless recreation opportunities. They are the lifeblood of our natural, economic and cultural landscape. Check out our tools for property owners.

Regionally Responsive

We connect local watershed organizations and landowners to protect and restore native plants and natural processes of land near rivers and streams.

Streamsider Edition

Stream Wise Reaches New Landowners in 2023

Stream Wise Reaches New Landowners in 2023

Stream Wise thanks the 76 homeowners who invited Stream Wise assessors onto their property to evaluate the health of their stream buffer this year. In total, 42 streamside landowners earned a Stream Wise award for maintaining wide buffers of native plants along their section of river or stream! Read More…

Stay Current

Our seasonal emails are full of news, updates about Stream Wise projects and helpful information for our stream-loving community.

Advisory Committee: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Adirondack Park Agency, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program

2024 Stream Wise Assessors include staff from: Ausable River Association, Franklin County Natural Resource Conservation District, Franklin Watershed Committee, Friends of the Mad River, Friends of Northern Lake Champlain, Friends of the Winooski River Inc., Grand Isle Natural Resources Conservation District, Greensboro Association, Lake Champlain Committee, Lamoille County Conservation District, Missisquoi River Basin Association, Organisme de basin versant de la baie Missiquoi, and Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute.

Stream Wise is a project of the Lake Champlain Basin Program and NEIWPCC.