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 Closes April 24, 2014 at 5pm EST
Michigan Inland Lakes Convention
May 1-3, 2014
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, MI
The Michigan Inland Lakes Convention being held May 1-3 at Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls is a must for anyone interested in Michigan's inland lakes. There are 61 speakers providing detailed information on lake ecology, management, policy, invasive species, legal issues, and a host of other topics. Registration is open, and you can attend all or part of the Convention. The major lake and shoreline organizations throughout Michigan including the Michigan Inland Lakes Partnership, the Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society, the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc., the Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership, Michigan State University Extension, MSU Institute of Water Research and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are sponsoring this convention consisting of three day of plenary and concurrent sessions, 1/2 day and full day workshops, tours, exhibits, and banquets.
The two keynote speakers are Eric Eckl, communication expert and founder of Water Words That Work, andBill Rustem, Director of Strategy for Governor Rick Snyder, who will present on Friday morning, May 2. The day prior, May 1, is devoted to workshops and field trips. The afternoon of May 2 and morning of May 3 will be concurrent sessions.
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.Get the latest updates on speakers, sessions, and workshops on the Michigan Inland Lakes Convention website, and register online.
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, 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.