Reports & Publications
WLI staff have authored, co-authored, edited and published several publications. The most recent—Voices of Our Lake—is a beautiful journal, thoughtfully assembled from community stories and staff research and is available at no cost to the community. The Third Edition of the Montana Lake Book is a collaborative effort that brings Montana’s lakes to life while explaining how they function, how they are threatened and how they can be protected. The book is available at no charge thanks to our funders. The photo-filled pages of the Flathead Watershed Sourcebook: A Guide to An Extraordinary Place details the geography, cultures, natural history and economics of the Flathead Valley of northwestern Montana from a watershed perspective. It is available for free to educators and citizens. Its complimentary Flathead Watershed Sourcebook Educator Guide is a companion middle school curriculum to be used with the Sourcebook.
Data RequestsWLI has collected and analyzed field data on Whitefish Lake and local streams since 2007. WLI’s data is free to the public upon request using one of these three methods:
- The Whitefish Area Water Resources Report: A Status of the Whitefish Lake Watershed and Surrounding Area (WLI, 2015), provides a synthesis of our monitoring results and that of our partners. (link to status report)
- In 2020, WLI uploaded all current and historic data for the Whitefish area and for the Northwest Montana Lake’s Network into DEQ’s EQuIS Water Quality Exchange Database. The database is a publicly accessible and sponsored by the United States Geological Survey, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Water Quality Monitoring Council. http://deq.mt.gov/Water/SurfaceWater/SurfaceWaterData
- Contact the WLI office at 406.862.4327 or email@example.com for more specific data requests.