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Aaron Wolf, PhD – Water Conflict Management & Transformation Workshop

Todd H. Votteler, PhD – Water Conflict Management & Transformation Workshop


Dan Wickham, PhD – Protecting Water Quality with Biology

James J. Elser, PhD – Phosphorus, Food, and our Future

Session 1A – Nutrients  

Abbie Ebert – Overview of Montana DEQ’s Preliminary Lake and Reservoir Eutrophication Assessment Method

Brooke G. Bannerman – Contemporary Limnological Sampling of Lake McDonald (Glacier National Park) Confirms Oligotrophic Status

Matthew Church, PhD – Drivers of Temporal Variation in Phytoplankton Productivity in Flathead and Whitefish Lakes

Session 1B- Lake Associations and Citizen Scientists      

Casey Lewis – Western Montana Conservation Commission: The New Kid on the Block

Kate Sheridan – The Swim Guide: Monitoring the Water Quality of Flathead Lake’s Swimming Beaches

Session 2A – Contaminants       

Lindsey R. King – Water-Quality Data Collection in the Transboundary Koocanusa Reservoir and Upper Kootenai River, Montana

Rich Janssen and Erin Sexton – Legacy Coal Minng Impacts in the Transboundary Kootenay Watershed

Session 2B – Mountain\Alpine Lakes     

Carly Innis – An Interdisciplinary Approach to Understanding Ecosystem Processes and Human Perceptions of Montana’s Mountain Lakes

Joe Vanderwall – Mountain Glaciers Influence Biogeochemical and Ecological Characteristics of Alpine Lakes Across the Northern Rocky Mountains, USA

Kari Minissale – Analysis of Shifts within Northwestern Montana Lakes Based on Water Clarity, Temperature, and Chemistry

Session 3A – Managing Native Fish       

Barry Hansen – Tribal Efforts to Restore Native Species in Flathead Lake

Sam Bourret – Pygmy Whitefish Distribution and Genetic Structure in Montana Lakes

Vin D’Angelo – Char Wars: Glacier’s Bull Trout Strike Back

Kyle Flynn – A long Hard Road to Nowhere: Arctic Grayling Restoration in Upper Red Rock Lake, Montana

Session 3B- Ecosystem Resilience         

Ryan Richardson – The Push for Global Hydrology: What Can Montana’s Lakes Gain from New NASA Satellite?

Samantha Tappenbeck – Impacts of Recreational Boating and Corresponding Wave Energy in a Lake-Influenced Large River System

Tess Hanson – Building Ecosystem Resiliency with Low-Tech Process-Based Restoration

Valerie Kurth, PhD – Reservoir Management in Montana: Challenges and Opportunities for Building Drought Resilience

Session 4A – Aquatic Invasive Species   

Gordan Luikart, PhD – Protecting Our Lakes Using Multiple eDNA Based Approaches

Patrick Hutchins – Transitioning eDNA Biomonitoring from Research to Operational use for Invasive Species Early Detection

Thomas Woolf – Protecting our Waters from AIS Through Partnerships

Session 4B – On-site Wastewater Treatment     

Andy Ulven – DEQ’s Septic and Onsite Wastewater Treatment Programs

Emilie Henry – A Regional, Holistic Approach to Addressing of Septic Leachate Pollution in the Flathead Basin, MT

Nanette Nelson – Leveraging Community Partnerships and Intelligent Technologies to Address Septic System Water Quality Risks in the Flathead Basin

Sarah Halvorson, PhD – Examining Social Dimensions of Risk Related to Impacts of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems in Seeley Lake, Montana

Session 5A – Education and Outreach   

Dan Handlin – Saving Our Lakes One Lake at a Time Our Little Bitterroot Lake Story

Katherine Lynch-Dombroski – Collaboration-Based Stormwater Management in Flathead County

Stephanie Murphy – Montana Waters: An “Umbrella” approach in western Montana

Session 5B – Aquatic Plants      

Jordan Tollefson – Developing a Harmful Algae Bloom (HAB) Monitoring Program

Melissa Maggio – Flowering Rush Biological Control in Montana

Sawyer Meegan – Holland Lake Fragrant Water Lilly Management Plan