The Lake Huron Biodiversity Conservation Strategy is an international initiative designed to identify what actions are needed to protect and conserve the native biodiversity of Lake Huron. The most critical biodiversity threats and needs of the lake were determined through a collaborative, science-based process. The recommended strategies are meant to restore and conserve a functioning ecosystem. By applying a biodiversity focus to synthesize and prioritize existing related efforts, the LHBCS reaffirms and advances many existing complementary plans and initiatives. It is intended to increase awareness and collaboration among organizations and communities active in biodiversity conservation within the Lake Huron watershed, and provide a lakewide context for local conservation actions This is one of the five biodiversity conservation strategies, or blueprints, The Nature Conservancy produced for the Great Lakes.