Michigan Chapter, North American Lake Management Society (McNALMS)
The purpose of McNALMS is to promote understanding and comprehensive management of Michigan's inland lake ecosystems
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MLSA Scholarship Opportunity
Lake and Stream Leaders Institute -- Applications Available
Starry Stonewort Seminar - Lansing
MLSA Annual Conference - Crystal Mountain
Lunch and Learn Presentations
Scholarship Opportunity from Michigan Lake Stewardship Associations (MLSA)
Apply now for MLSA’s 2019 Megan E. Cook Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to a current student majoring in the environmental studies field (with preference to lake and Stewardship studies). The goal of this scholarship is to enable a talented and motivated student to advance their scholarship in the environmental studies to participate in activities that would be otherwise limited. This includes attendance at the 58th annual MLSA conference on May 3-4, 2019 at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan to learn about lake issues and research. Click here for full details or contact: email@example.com.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: By 5 pm, March 31, 2019
Lake and Stream Leaders Institute Accepting Applications
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 2019. Community members, professionals, and undergraduate and graduate students are all welcome.
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, all through interactive, hands-on experiences with expert instructors and peers:
Study fish, insects, and habitat in Michigan lakes and rivers
Develop conflict management and communication skills
Discover new resources and partnership opportunities
Explore Michigan water law, regulations, and programs
Apply your new knowledge and skills in an independent project
The Institute employs a combination of classroom activities, field experiences, and independent work over three sessions: May 31-June 1 at the Kettunen Center near Cadillac, July 26-27 at the Kellogg Biological Station near Kalamazoo, and October 18 at Michigan State University in East 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 Stewardship Associations, Inc., the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
The application deadline is March 31, 2019. Class size is limited to approximately 20 participants. Tuition for the 2019 Institute is $400, and includes all materials, meals, field trips, equipment, and overnight lodging. Limited scholarships are available.
For application forms and more information about the 2019 Institute, visit http://bit.ly/MSU-LSLI. You can also contact Institute Director Dr. Jo Latimore at firstname.lastname@example.org 517-432-1491.
Click the image to access the conference web page or visit: www.mymlsa.org/mlsa-58th-annual-conference/
McNALMS Lunch and Learn Event
Presentations Available from McNALMS' Lunch and Learn Event
McNALMS' Lunch and Learn Event held March 8 included two presentations. Both of these presentations are now available on this website. One was by Kevin Wehrly with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources discussing Inland Lake Climate Change Science and Information. The other was by Pete Jacobson with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. His presentation was on Protecting Coldwater Fish from Climate Change: Building Resilience in Deep Lakes using a Landscape Approach.
McNALMS annually supports student research by providing grant funding. In some cases the funds are used to supplement other funding that the students has received for their graduate studies. The following articles have been published by students who received partial funding from McNALMS and the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc.
Nohner, J. K., Lupi, F., & Taylor, W. W. 2018. Lakefront property owners’ willingness to accept easements for conservation of water quality and habitat. Water Resources Research, 54. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1002/2017WR021385
The Great Lakes are one of Michigan’s greatest resources, providing recreational opportunities, a premier fisheries resource, water for agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries and multiple other uses. They are also subject to major problems such as invasive species, climate change, and harmful algal blooms. The 28th annual Great Lakes Conference, The Great Lakes: Focusing on the Present, Planning for the Future was held Tuesday, March 6 in East Lansing.
Topics included the evolution of coastal dunes, variability in Great Lakes ice cover, beach monitoring using dogs that can detect human sewage, new aquatic invasive watch list species; autonomous vehicles for Great Lakes exploration, mapping and monitoring, and forecasting harmful algal blooms to help Lake Erie Stakeholders. Visit the conference website to obtain copies of the presentations that were given (available now).
A popular recreational activity is the use of Wake Boats for wake boarding. These types of boats create huge waves and may be detrimental to lake shorelines, bottom plants and sediments, and other recreationalists. What is the real impact of these boats from an environmental, safety-wise, and economical perspective? Two students, Erin Jarvie and Marlena Smith, taking a Water Policy and Management course at Michigan State University recently addressed that issue as for their class project and provided their report to McNALMS. You can read their report by clicking here. Another recently released article in the Michigan Lake and Stream Associations newsletter by Clifford Bloom, Attorney at Bloom Sluggett PC also discusses Wake Boats and impacts on lakes and property.
Manual on Lake Management with Lake Improvement Board
All meetings are open to members. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you plan to attend. Meetings begin at 9:30am in 105 Manly Miles Bldg., 1405 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, MI 48823 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.