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A Regional Research Network

Focused on Just Sustainability

in the Lower Great Lakes

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Who We Are

The OUTSTEPS community platform is a dynamic growing organization designed to support and enhance more integrated interactions between practitioners, community stakeholders and researchers from urban, rural and Indigenous communities in watersheds along the Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, Niagara River, Saint Clair River, and the Upper Saint Lawrence River.

Lake Erie at Crystal Beach Ontario

 Leah Foer 

Crystal Beach Ontario Photo by Leah Feor

Crystal Beach Ontario looking toward Buffalo NY Photo by Leah Feor

What We Do

Making A Difference


Transdisciplinary research to co-produce knowledge 


Respectfully integrate western science with Indigenous knowledge


Support next generation of researchers and leaders

Co-production of knowledge is a sharing of power with stakeholders and researchers working together to develop the agenda, design and implement the research and interpret, disseminate and implement the findings.

Redman, et al 2021

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant 1929917 - A Conference Organizing Urban  Transects for a Sustainable Transformation of Economic Partnerships across the Lower Great Lakes (OUTSTEP-LGL).

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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