Programs Overview


The Whitefish Lake Institute scientists conduct scientific research for the community and resource managers to enable them to make informed water quality decisions in the Whitefish Lake Watershed and beyond. Our Whitefish Water Quality Monitoring Program covers Whitefish Lake and its six perennial tributaries as well as other local lakes and streams to help characterize water quality in the watershed.


WLI reaches citizens in Whitefish and its surrounding communities through our education programs. We work with grades K-12, and offer high school job shadow opportunities, college scholarships and internships, and make presentations to community groups affecting citizens of all ages throughout the community.

Aquatic Resource Initiatives

WLI conducts special research projects and programs deemed valuable for protecting our water resources and the need for scientific information. Since 2005, we have conducted research for special projects on Whitefish Lake, Tally Lake, Swan Lake, and Blanchard Lake. This work is typically funded by research grants or through programmatic partnerships.