The Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy was founded on a vision to protect the whole health of the greatest expanse of freshwater on Earth. Despite the relatively small human population and the seemingly abundant freshwater surrounded by a forested landscape, the Lake Superior Watershed faces enormous challenges in the 21st century.
This watershed has long provided the minerals, trees and fish as an economic basis to support local communities. This wealth has been all but exhausted. And now that freshwater, not oil, is this century’s most valuable commodity worldwide, huge pressures loom for the lake’s greatest asset, the freshwater itself.
We are dedicated to the health and care of the Lake Superior watershed because it is our extended Home, and the Spirit of the Land is part of that Home. It is a Home we are privileged to share with trees, plants, moses, fungi, wolves, caribou, moose, lynx, bears, eagles and a myriad of Beings great and small. All have a birthright to inherit this Home rich with its complex diversity; a place where all of Nature’s voices from wind to birdsong can be clearly heard. All have a right to a Home where air, water and soil are free of toxins.