Overview
The Northwest Montana Lakes Network (NMLN) is a partnership between Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the Whitefish Lake Institute.

Our mission is to recruit and train citizen scientist volunteers to monitor water quality, identify and report Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and promote watershed stewardship in Northwest Montana. 

Through the work of the volunteers in the program, lake data is collected and results detailing the health and status of these lakes are reported to management agencies and the public.

Meet the Program Coordinator, Cynthia Ingelfinger, and read a Welcome letter from Matt Boyer, Science Program Supervisor, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATE: MAY 8, 2021
10 AM – 11 AM AT CITY BEACH IN WHITEFISH
RSVP to Cynthia Ingelfinger at cynthia@whitefishlake.org or 406-862-4327

Program Lakes
The NMLN currently monitors a total of fifty locations on forty-one lakes in Flathead, Lake, Lincoln and Missoula counties. The lakes in the program represent diversity in public use, accessibility, and morphology. Click here for a larger version of the Lakes Monitored map.

Whitefish Lake Institute
550 E. 1st Street #103
Whitefish, MT 59937
406-862-4327
cynthia@whitefishlake.org

PROGRAM LAKES BY SIZE

SMALL LAKES
(Surface Area <100 acres)
Abbot
Bailey
Big Therriault
Bootjack
Dollar
Fish
Halfmoon
Hanson-Doyle
Jette
Loon
Lost Loon
McGilvray
Murray
Peterson
Skyles
Smith*
Spencer
Tetrault
Upper Whitefish*

MEDIUM LAKES 
(Surface Area 100 – 500 acres)
Beaver*
Blaine
Blanchard
Five
Foys
Glen
Holland*
Lower Stillwater*
Murphy
Rogers
Sophie

LARGE LAKES
(Surface area > 500 acres)
Ashley
Dickey
Echo
Flathead*
Lindbergh*
Little Bitterroot
Mary Ronan
Swan*
Tally*
Upper Stillwater*
Whitefish*

*Priority Research Lakes