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, Durae Belcer and read a Welcome letter from Matt Boyer, Science Program Supervisor, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.
VOLUNTEER TRAINING DATE: Saturday April 29th 9-11am at Fish, Wildlife and Parks public meeting room
If you are interested in volunteering at one of our program lakes, please contact Durae at email@example.com
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. For specific lake information click on the lake name in the box on the right. Read the 2021 Program Report or review water chemistry comparison charts, including total phosphorus, total nitrogen, chlorophyll a, and calcium, to learn more about the status of the program lakes.
Whitefish Lake Institute
550 E. 1st Street #103
Whitefish, MT 59937
PROGRAM LAKES BY SIZE
(click on a lake name for more information)
(Surface Area <100 acres)
(Surface Area 100 – 500 acres)
(Surface area > 500 acres)
Flathead Conrad Point*
Flathead Indian Bay*
Flathead Mackinaw Alley*
Flathead Skidoo Bay*
Flathead Somers Bay*
Flathead Woods Bay*
Flathead Yellow Bay*
*Priority Research Lakes