A unique, three-day workshop is being offered in Montana to train water resource managers on the principles and practices needed to manage surface and ground water in a watershed context.

Water resource managers increasingly realize the importance of protecting areas of groundwater-surfacewater interactions in order to protect the quality of a major source of the Nation's drinking water, and to protect the integrity of related surface water and riparian ecosystems, such as rivers and wetlands. It is now apparent these areas are relevant to a wide variety of environmental protection efforts and are basic to the watershed protection approach.

This workshop is designed to provide easy to use, practical methods to understand, identify and map interaction areas and related landscape features using existing information whenever possible. The workshop combines classroom training with field work to assure participants receive a solid understanding of both theory and application. This type of training allows only a limited number of participants. The workshop typically fills very quickly.


Registration fee: $ TBD

Housing, meals and field trip transportation are included with registration

No refunds are issued after confirmation of a reserved space. Payment will be returned to applicants not accepted due to lack of space.


Flathead Lake Biological Station
The University of Montana
32125 Bio Station Lane
Polson, MT 59860-9659
Phone: (406) 982-3301
FAX: (406) 982-3201
Home Page: http://www2.umt.edu/flbs


Training is primarily intended for state, tribal and local water resource managers with responsibilities for watershed planning, drinking water, wetlands and related ecosystem protection. Participants should have some technical or scientific background. Registration is limited to new participants.


Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in cooperation with The University of Montana. The primary instructor is Professor Jack Stanford, Bierman Professor and Director, Flathead Lake Biological Station.