Lower Great Lakes
The OUTSTEPS Community Platform Facilitates more integrated interactions between more than 100 practitioners, community stakeholders and researchers from Rural and urban communities in watersheds along the LGL Coastline.
The participants acknowledge that the LGL Region includes land territories of the Seneca Nation, Haudenosaunee/Six Nations Confederacy, covered by The Dish with One Spoon Treaty of Peace and Friendship as well as the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua.
Investigate natural, technical and social processes in the LGL Region using The 7
dimensions of the PEOPLES Resilience Framework
Integrate Information for Knowledge co-
production to meet the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
Involve Stakeholders from Urban, Suburban, rural and Tribal Communities at a regional scale in Participatory Workshops and Workflows to design more holistic Collaborative Projects
OUTSTEPS Research Hub & Community Platform
Urban areas, and their rural watersheds, in the Lower Great Lakes (LGL) Region face present and future LGL-wide sustainability and resilience challenges. we utilize the OUTSTEPS network and PEOPLES to more effectively and efficiently engage holistically with stakeholders, and use citizen science to identify and fill data gaps, to develop the data tools necessary, and to create a theory of change upon which to ground generalizable coastline sustainability and resilience strategies.