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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Lake Biological Station

SKC guest to talk AIS at library

It’s not too late to sign up for our Annual Summer Reading Program. We have lots of great prizes and incentives from local businesses, and so many awesome programs coming up. On July 15 we have Georgia Smies from Salish Kootenai College to talk about aquatic invasive species and the impact they could h...

Study finds substantial economic benefits from Whitefish, Flathead lakes Study finds substantial economic benefits from Whitefish, Flathead lakes

Area researchers have found two clear western Montana lakes – Flathead and Whitefish – generate home values that result in upwards of $3 billion in property value and $25 million in property tax revenues for local and state governments. The study was conducted by the University of Montana&rsqu...

Flathead Lake data included in long-term water temperature study Flathead Lake data included in long-term water temperature study

UM News Service FLATHEAD LAKE — Over the last few decades, water scientists have noticed a rapid and consistent warming of surface temperatures. Changes beneath the water surface, however, have been subtler, but could still have significant consequences for lake ecosystems. In a study recently ...

Investing in our future: FLBS implements new erosion control beach

News from the Flathead Lake Biological Station For nearly a century, since the regulation of lake levels began, significant shoreline erosion has been documented around Flathead Lake, including at the Bio Station and Flathead Lake State Park - Yellow Bay. In total, the Bio Station’s nearly 7,000 f...

Non-profits receive nearly $54K from GPCF

News from the Greater Polson Community Foundation POLSON — Because of the generosity of local donors, a total of $750,625 has been awarded to worthy needs and projects in our community from 2009 through mid 2020. The Greater Polson Community Foundation recently distributed $53,900 among 18 loca...

UM Bio Station researchers unlock mystery of subterranean stoneflies UM Bio Station researchers unlock mystery of subterranean stoneflies

UM News Service FLATHEAD LAKE – In a new study published in the scientific journal “Ecology,” researchers from the University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station may have unlocked a mystery surrounding unique aquatic insects in the Flathead watershed. “There&rs...

Briefs for July 1, 2020

USDA announces assistance program News from the USDA You can now apply for USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, which provides direct payments to farmers and ranchers to offset impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 28, 2020.  There is...

Study reveals municipal wastewater treatment effects on lake health Study reveals municipal wastewater treatment effects on lake health

UM News Service FLATHEAD LAKE — Large-scale, rapid advances in wastewater treatment systems are on the rise all over the world; however, the impact on the balance of key nutrients in the waterbodies that these wastewater treatment systems feed into rarely has been examined on a broad scale over a ...

Submarines probe depths of Flathead Lake Submarines probe depths of Flathead Lake

In a small two-man submarine, David Colombo took a 200-foot evening dive below the surface of Flathead Lake. “I saw millions of Mysis shrimp. It was like a blizzard in front of the lights,” he said. Colombo was part of a crew from Innerspace Science aiding researchers at the Flathead Lake Biol...

Flathead Lakers to hear report, present award

News from the Flathead Lakers YELLOW BAY — Flathead Lakers members and friends will gather to celebrate and learn about Flathead Lake and its watershed at the Flathead Lakers annual meeting on Thursday, July 11, at the Flathead Lake Biological Station. The public is welcome.  Robin Steinkr...


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