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

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, The Vermont Nature Conservancy

2023 Community Partners: Ausable River Association, Franklin County Natural Resource Conservation District, Franklin Watershed Committee, Friends of the Winooski River Inc., Lake Champlain Committee, Lamoille County Conservation District, Missisquoi River Basin Association, Organisme de basin versant de la baie Missiquoi, Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute

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