Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society
The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems
Registration Now Open
Michigan Inland Lakes Convention
May 1-3, 2014
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI
The Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership is pleased to announce that registration is open for the inaugural Michigan Inland Lakes Convention, May 1-3 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls. Register by March 1 to take advantage of the Early Bird discount!
The major lake and shoreline organizations throughout Michigan including the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, the Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society, the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, and the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., along with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are hosting this convention and will present three day of plenary and concurrent sessions, 1/2 day and full day workshops, tours, exhibits, and banquets. Bill Rustem, Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder, will join the convention for a plenary address on Friday morning, May 2 to discuss "Successful Partnerships – Importance to Government.”
The convention presents an opportunity for professionals, researchers, students, local and state governments, lake practitioners, consultants, and riparians to learn more about current and emerging issues in inland lakes. The conference will be held at Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, MI, May 1-3, 2014.
Thanks to Ryan Thum of the Annis Water Resources Center, Grand Valley State University for an excellent presentation on "Patterns of growth, reproduction, and herbicide sensitivity in natural and synthetic populations of hybrid watermilfoils" during McNALMS' "Lunch and Learn" Luncheon.
Copies of his presentation will be posted shortly.
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 2014
Thursday, February 6
Thursday, May 15
Thursday, August 14
Wednesday, December 3
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.