Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society
The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems
Research Grants Program Awards Two Student Grants
The Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS) in coordination with the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc.have awarded two one-year $1000 grants to Joe Nohner from Michigan State University (MSU) and Delilah Clement from Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Joe is a graduate student in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at MSU. His research for this grant will focus on the social, cultural, and economic factors underlying lakeshore property owners’ willingness to conserve natural aquatic habitat on their properties. Previous research has shown that changes in habitat and shoreline development influence fisheries productivity. The information he gathers along with his ongoing research on largemouth bass populations will help provide a better understanding of factors influencing the decisions of landowners to remove vegetation and woody habitat and potential effects on the fisheries resource. It will also help practitioners and lake organizations better tailor their conservation efforts to mitigate changes to the natural shoreline. Delilah is a graduate student at the Robert B. Annis Water Resources Institute at GVSU. Her research will look at phosphorus loss via tile drains in the Macatawa Watershed. She plans to collect tile drain effluent, record land and management factors, perform bioassays on algae using the effluent, and determine if soluble reactive phosphorus concentrations in relation to total phosphorus from drain tile has a significant effect on algal growth. Her research will lead to a better understanding of the relationship between tile drain phosphate and algal blooms in the Macatawa watershed and Lake Macatawa. McNALMS and MLSA congratulate the two recipients and look forward to their sharing of information on their research results.
National NALMS News
NALMS is accepting abstracts for the 35th International Symposium to be held in Saratoga Springs, New York from November 17 – 20, 2015. Abstracts are due by May 22, 2015. Click here to download the Call for Abstracts.
Conference Presentations The Great Lakes: Advancing Knowledge and Improvement Tuesday, March 10, 2015
The McNALMS Lunch and Learn Seminar was held Friday, December 5, 2014. The presentation by Dr. Jeff Reutter, Director of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program at the Ohio State University and also Director of the F.T. Stone Laboratory Center for Lake Erie Area Research on Nutrient Loading and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie and Inland Lakes: Concerns for Water Supplies is now available. Click here to download the pdf file.
The Michigan Inland Lakes Convention held May 1-3, 2014 attracted nearly 400 participants, speakers, and exhibitors. Postings of presentations are available on the Michigan Inland Lakes Convention website.
Presentations from the conference The Great Lakes: Issues and Innovations held March 4, 2014 are now online.
Applications are now being accepted for the Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute.
Each of us has a role to play in protecting Michigan’s magnificent lakes and streams. Are you ready to play your part? If so, the Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute is looking for you! We invite you to apply for the Class of 2015.
As an Institute participant, you will increase your understanding of lake and stream science and management, and learn leadership skills necessary to work through the sometimes challenging issues surrounding lake and stream protection. You will gain an understanding of the regulatory landscape, the organizations and agencies that guide water resource management in Michigan, and learn how to develop productive partnerships.
The Institute employs a combination of classroom activities, field experiences, and independent work over three sessions in May (two days at the DNR Conference Center in Roscommon), July (two days at Kellogg Biological Station near Kalamazoo), and October (one day in Lansing).Instructors are leaders and experts in their fields including university faculty, agency professionals, and leaders of non-profit organizations. The Institute is a partnership program offered by Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., and the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.
The application deadline is March 30, 2015. Tuition for the 2015 Institute is $375, and includes all materials, meals, field trips, boats, and overnight lodging. Limited scholarships are available.
2011 Conference Presentation - Presentations from the conference on "Taking Charge: New Trends in Lake Research and Aquatic Plant Management" held September 23, 2011
2010 Conference Materials - Presentations from the conference on "Taking Charge: Lake and Shoreline Management at the Local Level" are now available.
Upcoming McNALMS Board Meeting for 2015
Wednesday, May 27
Wednesday, August 26
Wednesday, December 2
All meetings are open to members (RSVP to the Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to attend). Meetings begin at 9:30am in 105 Manly Miles Bldg., 1405 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI unless noted otherwise.
Encourages cooperation and interaction among lake and watershed professionals, practitioners and managers to address problems impacting Michigan's lakes.
Promotes the sharing of information and experiences on scientific, financial, administrative, legal, and legislative aspects of lake and watershed management.
Fosters the development of lake restoration and protection programs at local, state, and national levels.
Promotes wise lake management by enhancing public awareness through education.
Provides a forum for citizens and managers to share ideas and promote common objectives.
Great Inland Lakes
Michigan's freshwater resources are perhaps its greatest treasures. Dotted with thousands of inland lakes, Michigan enjoys a unique resource that is unparalleled. For all of us who live, work and play on these wonderful lake resources, their is a vital role to be played in their protection, management and wise use.
The Michigan Chapter of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is a group of professionals, practitioners, and interested citizens, who care about the preservation and wise management of Michigan lakes. Focusing on inland lakes, McNALMS is an affiliate member of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS - www.nalms.org), an international society. Through this affiliation, McNALMS is able to draw on the expertise of scientists, engineers, policymakers, and citizens from throughout the world.
McNALMS includes members from state, federal and local agencies as well as professionals working in limnology, biology, fisheries, recreation, and engineering. The Chapter provides a unique opportunity for individuals, groups and lake advocates to come together to achieve shared lake protection and restoration objectives.
If you share our interest in protecting and restoring Michigan's wonderful lake resources, we invite you to join with us and add your voice to our growing and active effort.