Northwest Montana Lakes Volunteer Monitoring Network

Administering Entity: Whitefish Lake Institute (WLI)
Entity Type(s): NGO
Select all that Apply: Lakes and Reservoirs
Primary Data Type(s): Water Chemistry, AIS
Primary Watershed Monitoring Objective(s): Baseline, Problem identification, Trends, Education and Outreach, Aquatic Invasive Species
Subbasin: Flathead Lake, MT (17010208), Lower Flathead, MT (17010212), Middle Kootenai, CN, ID, MT (17010101), Stillwater, MT (17010210), Swan, MT (17010211)
Aquatic Invasive Species Type: Fragrant waterlilly, Flowering rush, Eurasian watermilfoil, Curly-leaf pondweed, New Zealand mudsnail, Zebra or Quagga mussel
Counties: Flathead County, Lake County, Lincoln County, Missoula County
Volunteers: Yes
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Contact Name: Mike Koopal
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The primary objective of the Northwest Montana Lakes Volunteer Monitoring Network is to collect baseline water quality trend information on over 40 lakes in NW Montana to assist resource managers in the decision making process. The program also engages in early detection monitoring for AIS.