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Northwest Montana Lakes Volunteer Monitoring Network Program Overview

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

Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers to monitor water quality, identify and report Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and promote watershed stewardship in Northwest Montana. Volunteers are generally the first responders to a water quality issue or an AIS sighting.

Through the work of the volunteers in the program, lake data is collected and an annual report is prepared detailing the health and status of these lakes.

Volunteer monitoring is a critical component for the early detection of AIS in the Flathead Basin (Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties).

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Whitefish Area Water Resources Report: A Status of the Whitefish Lake Watershed-A comprehensive watershed-level report documenting historical knowledge and anslyzing data to increase our understsanding of local water resources and enable us to make more informed resource management decisions.

The Montana Lake Book 2nd Edition-Actions You Can Take to Protect Your Lake-This 2nd edition book explains how lakes function, how they are threatened and how they can be protected.
It also spells out simple actions Download your copy now...

Flathead Watershed Sourcebook-A Guide to an Extraordinary Place is now available.

This is an excellent reference for citizens and educators of the Flathead Basin. To obtain your copy, Read More...

Training Sessions

Click here for 2015 Volunteer training dates and locations.

A collaborative effort of Montana Fish,Wildlife & Parks, Whitefish Lake Institute
and their partners.

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