Ecosystem Charter for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin
The Ecosystem Charter for the Great Lakes-St.
Lawrence Basin is a statement that summarizes commonly held
principles for pursuing an "ecosystem approach" to Great Lakes-St.
Lawrence Basin management. Any government agency, or
non-governmental organization that subscribes to these principles
is invited to be a signatory. Signatories agree to use the
Charter as guidance in developing their own work plans and
priorities, as a means to enhance communication and cooperation
with others, and as a means for assessing progress toward a shared
vision for the future. The Charter is a non-binding "good faith"
agreement; it does not replace or affect implementation of existing
laws, agreements and policies. Rather, it showcases these
initiatives in the spirit of promoting an ecosystem approach to
Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin management.
To endorse the Ecosystem Charter for the Great Lakes-St.
Lawrence Basin, fill out the online form below, or download a Signatory Response Form (text-only) and return to the Great Lakes Commission at the address indicated on the form.
Note: Endorsements will be accepted on an ongoing basis.