Western Lake Erie is the shallowest, warmest and most biodiverse region in the Great Lakes. Though highly valued for its diversity, world-renowned fishing and migratory bird- watching opportunities, long-term conservation efforts are challenged by coastal development, impaired hydrologic connectivity, phosphorus inputs, and invasive species. This vision document outlines locations in the Western Lake Erie basin where focused conservation investments can optimize benefits to people and nature. The focal area is the 150- mile stretch of Lake Erie coast from Point Pelee, Ontario to approximately Loraine, Ohio. This effort engages conservation, business and community interests from the U.S. and Canada.