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Articles with the Tag: Flathead Lake Biological Station

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...

Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences Biological station director elected to National Academy of Sciences

UM News Service YELLOW BAY – Flathead Lake Biological Station Director and Bierman Professor of Ecology Jim Elser has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in scientific research. “We are so pleased that the scient...

Briefs for May 1, 2019

Teachers invited to Flathead Watershed Workshop KALISPELL – The Flathead Community of Resource Educators invites K-12 teachers to participate in a hands-on, multi-disciplinary learning experience focused on the Flathead Watershed. Through four sessions between June 2019 and April 2020, educators w...

Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster Invasive mussels called the real Flathead Lake Monster

POLSON – Clean, drain and dry are the measures citizens can take to ensure that zebra and quagga mussels and other aquatic invasive species never enter Flathead Lake. Tom Bansak, an aquatic ecologist who serves as assistant director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, shared his prevention message...


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