Birders across the Great Lakes pursue their passion. Hooked on Habitat The Conservancy is helping restore the health of Lake Erie for fish and sportfishing enthusiasts. Giving to the Great Lakes Learn more about The Nature Conservancy's Great Lakes Project. How We Work Forest Certification Good Management Strategies Lead to Healthy Forests and Thriving Economy Watersheds in the Great Lakes Find out what we are doing to improve the quality of the Great Lakes’ watersheds. Western Lake Erie Basin With it's shallow, fertile waters, Lake Erie produces more fish that all other Great Lakes combined. The western Lake Erie basin is where productivity reaches its zenith.