News and other events at FLBS

 
 
Aug 3, 2015

FLBS Director Announced

Jack Stanford with Jim Elser

Jim Elser, an internationally renowned freshwater ecologist, will become the next director of the University of Montana's century-old Flathead Lake Biological Station. Elser is currently a Regents' Professor at Arizona State University.

Elser is a top caliber scientist who will continue the tradition of leading-edge scientific research fostered by current director Jack Stanford. Elser also has excellent leadership and administrative experience and skills, having served as a dean and having been the principal investigator on many large cooperative research grants.

Elser will start December 1st, 2015 and will be in residence by March 1st, 2016. Stanford will remain director until Elser is at the Bio Station, and will continue faculty duties of research, writing and mentoring his graduate students until he retires on June 1, 2016, after 44 years at UM.

We at the Bio Station and UM are excited about this opportunity, as a leader in the field of freshwater ecology is succeeding a leader in the field of freshwater ecology.

For more information, you can read the entire UM press release or news coverage from the Missoulian, the Flathead Beacon or the Daily Interlake.

Jul 31, 2015

Accounting Assoc. position

Jobs at FLBS

FLBS has announced a position vacancy for a new Accounting Associate.  This position will manage, monitor, and reconcile large volumes of fiscal records for Flathead Lake Biological Station, including accounts payable, accounts receivable and procurement activities.

More information

Jan 20, 2015

Summer Registration Open

FLBS Summer Session

Registration for Summer Academic Program 2015 is now open!  

Dec 3, 2014

New FL Journal

Fall 2014 Flathead Lake Journal
The long-time FLBS research vessel, the Jessie B, is getting a retrofit.  Read about this and more FLBS news in the newest edition of the Flathead Lake journal.  
 
The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read now!
Nov 19, 2014

New AIS Video

Zebra Mussels

We just added a new Aquatic Invasive Species video to our site. Pass this info along to anyone you know who is interested in helping keep Flathead Lake free of Zebra mussels and further invasives.

Nov 12, 2014

Business of the Year

Polson Business of the Year

FLBS has been awarded the 2014 Polson Chamber of Commerce Agricultural/Natural Resource Business of the Year award.  Thanks to everyone who voted!  

Oct 20, 2014

New Webcam

New Webcam

FLBS is pleased to introduce a new Flathead Lake webcam.  This camera is located on the west shore of Flathead Lake looking northeast toward Glacier Park.  

This camera feed is provided in memory of Velora LaMunyon.

Oct 6, 2014

A Vote for FLBS: Vote Now

Business of the Year

FLBS has been nominated as the Polson Chamber of Commerce Agriculture/Natural Resources Business of the Year.  Winners will be determined by community vote and announced on November 7.  

Vote now!

Jul 29, 2014

FLBS Open House Aug. 5

2014 Open House flyer

You are invited to the 2014 FLBS Open House. This year's events will include a booth with live raptors hosted by Wild Wings Recovery Center; demonstration boat trips; a visit from Monte, the UM mascot; a presentation by the FLBS director, Dr. Jack Stanford; as well as science kiosks presented by FLBS researchers.

Meet FLBS students, professors and staff and learn more about FLBS research and education on Flathead Lake.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Jun 30, 2014

New FL Journal

Wild Wings Recovery Center raptor
Raptors at FLBS?  Check.  Research tours by boat on Flathead Lake?  Check.  A grizzly sighting at the Bio Station?  Check.  Read more by checking out the most recent edition of the Flathead Lake Journal, available now!
 
The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read now!
Jun 13, 2014

2014 Summer Seminar Series

Conducting field research

FLBS has announced their 2014 summer seminar schedule beginning Sunday June 15 at 7-8pm.

May 27, 2014

FLBS Meets Challenge Grant

Challenge Grant Met

FLBS is excited to announce that we have met the $1 million Flathead Lake Monitoring challenge grant begun in 2011. Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of families, organizations and individuals, Flathead Lake water quality will be protected for many years to come. View coverage of this story on ABC/Fox Montana's 5/27 evening news.  

To find out more information on how you can help protect Flathead Lake water quality, view the FLBS water quality protection video.  

 

May 13, 2014

Water Quality Video

What We Do video

In response to community input, FLBS has begun producing a series of videos highlighting what we do at the Biological Station.  

This video is the first in a series looking at how FLBS benefits local homeowners and citizens and helps protect Flathead Lake now and for future generations.

May 12, 2014

FLBS 2014 Public Events

FLBS public events logo
FLBS has announced our 2014 public events calendar.
Mar 25, 2014

Million $ Challenge Progress

FLBS Weather Buoy

Through the support of hundreds of families, foundations and businesses, Flathead Lake Biological Station has passed the halfway point in its goal to meet a $1 million challenge grant.

Mar 17, 2014

Buoys Removed

Buoy retrieval

On March 13 and 14, 2014, the Flathead Lake research buoys off Woods Bay and Yellow Bay Points were successfully retrieved and returned to FLBS for repairs and maintenance. Instruments and hardware will be inspected and cleaned, sensors calibrated, batteries replaced, and repairs conducted.

Since initial deployment in the summer of 2011, the buoys have resulted in extensive amounts of data about the water and weather of Flathead Lake which have yielded an enhanced understanding of our wonderfully complex water body. However, exposure to the elements on the open water of Flathead Lake has taken a toll, and particularly moisture in all of its forms (rain, snow and ice) has damaged various components of the buoys.

The cost and feasibility of redeployment will be assessed by FLBS scientists, as the research grant that initially funded the buoys has ended. Due to the utility of the data from the buoys and their popularity with the recreational and general public, every effort will be made to put them back out, hopefully sometime this summer.

Jan 29, 2014

Missing Weather Buoy

Bonnie Ellis with the recovered buoy

An FLBS-maintained Flathead Lake weather buoy untethered from its mooring line and floated away last week.  While the buoy was later located, the fate of its underwater profiler remains unknown.

Dec 20, 2013

New FL Journal

December 2013 Flathead Lake Journal

The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read now!

Dec 16, 2013

Transbound. Flathead Report

Transboundary Flathead region

FLBS researchers have released a report on the study of two international rivers, straddling the boundary between Montana and British Columbia, examing the risk associated with industrial-scale mining in the headwaters of the transboundary Flathead in B.C.

Oct 3, 2013

FLBS Webcams

FLBS webcams

Visit Flathead Lake from anywhere in the world. 

Our webcams are available 24 hours a day!

 

Jul 12, 2013

New FL Journal

July 2013 Flathead Lake Journal

The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read now!

Jul 8, 2013

Flathead Lake Cruise

The Far West hosts guests on a Flathead Lake tour

Date: July 15, 4-7 pm

Where: Lakeside, MT

Details: Flathead Lake Boat Tours (the Far West) will host an evening cruise to one of the FLBS water quality buoys. FLBS researchers will provide an overview of Flathead Lake ecology and monitoring efforts. Appetizers and beverages will be served, and genuine homegrown American music will be provided by the Bad Larrys. Limited space is available on the tour boat. Reservations are required. Proceeds benefit the FLBS Flathead Lake Monitoring Challenge Grant.

Cost: $75 per person.

RSVP to Tom Bansak, FLBS Development Coordinator, via email or call 406-982-3301 X229.

Jun 25, 2013

Fundraising Auction Item

A handmade larch coffee table

Generously donated to the station, this coffee table was hand-crafted from historic timbers lifted from the bottom of Flathead Lake. 

Jun 12, 2013

New FL Journal

Summer 2013 Flathead Lake Journal

The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read now!

May 25, 2013

Aquatic Invasives Guidebook

A variety of invasives threaten the Flathead

FLBS, in collaboration with collaborators from around the Crown of the Continent, has helped produce a new Aquatic Invasive Species guidebook to help identify problem species in the region. 

It is available as a full color, PDF file. Download it now!

Apr 25, 2013

FLBS Research on MTPR

North Fork of the Flathead River

FLBS Research Scientist Erin Sexton discusses her participation in, and awards for, ongoing research on the effects of development on the North Fork of the Flathead River.

Apr 22, 2013

FLBS 2013 Public Events

FLBS public events logo

FLBS has announced their 2013 public events calendar.

Apr 3, 2013

New FL Journal

Spring 2013 Flathead Lake  Journal

The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read now!

Jan 15, 2013

J Stanford Provost's Lecture

Provost's Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series

Titled "Rivers of the North Pacific Rim: Linking Fishing and Science", Jack Stanford presents science and research from the Flathead Lake Biological Station.

Jan 9, 2013

2013 Summer Session

Ecology Class in Glacier Park

Information about the 2013 FLBS Summer Undergraduate Program is now available!

Dec 18, 2012

New FL Journal

Fall 2012 Flathead Lake Journal

The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read it now!

Jul 20, 2012

New Flathead Map For Sale

Limited Edition Flathead Lake Map

The Flathead Lake Biological Station and the Flathead Lakers have collaborated with Xplorer Maps of Missoula, Montana to create a unique, artistic rendition of Flathead Lake. The result of this collaborative effort is a beautiful watercolor antique style limited-edition print of Flathead Lake and its surroundings with many illustrations of regional flora and fauna.

300 limited edition prints are now available.

A portion of all sales will be donated as match to the Flathead Lake Monitoring Challenge Grant.

Jul 17, 2012

New FL Journal

Summer 2012 Flathead Lake Journal

The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read it now!

Jul 5, 2012

FLBS Open House Aug. 1

Science Demonstrations Aboard the Jessie B.

The public is invited to the 2012 FLBS Open House. This year's Open House will include demonstration boat trips; activities for children; a presentation by the FLBS director, Dr. Jack Stanford; and science kiosks presented by FLBS researchers.

Meet FLBS students, professors and staff and learn more about FLBS research and education on Flathead Lake.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 1:00-5:00 p.m.


 

Apr 5, 2012

Stanford/Ellis Receive Award

MEIC conservationist award

MEIC 2012 Conservationist(s) of the Year Award

Jack Stanford and Bonnie Ellis have received one of the state’s highest honors for their work in conservation. The award is given annually to a Montana citizen to recognize lifetime achievement in environmental conservation.

Dec 7, 2011

FLBS Receives $1M Challenge

FLBS Researchers Prepare Water Quality Instrument

 


FLBS has received a $1 million challenge gift for research and monitoring of Flathead Lake Water quality. The gift, made by an anonymous donor, requires a dollar-for-dollar match from other donors. Matching donations will help expand this gift and help continue FLBS efforts to protect Flathead Lake water quality.

Dec 6, 2011

New FL Journal

Fall 2011 Flathead Lake Journal

The Flathead Lake Journal features ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current and upcoming events. Click the More Info... link to read it now!

Nov 21, 2011

FLBS Research in Science Mag

Watershed Ranking Locations

The Riverscape Analysis Project (RAP) is a climate-modeling project developed at FLBS that uses a variety of factors to provide better predictions on river temperatures, flows, and fish populations. Read more in the www.sciencemag.org article. (Read more...)

Or learn more about RAP at the Riverscape Analysis Project homepage.

Aug 10, 2011

Buoys Deployed in Flat. Lake

New Midlake Buoy

Information on the Flathead Lake buoys, data feeds, and media coverage may be found on the Flathead Lake weather page.

Jul 22, 2011

New FL Journal Available

Summer 2011 Flathead Lake Journal

The newest edition of the Flathead Lake Journal is now available. Ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current events are featured. Click the More Info... link to read it now!

Jul 13, 2011

FLBS Open House Aug. 2

Science Demonstrations Aboard the Jessie B.

The public is invited to the 2011 FLBS Open House. This year's Open House will include demonstration boat trips, live research kiosks, and a presentation by FLBS Director and Professor of Ecology, Dr. Jack Stanford. Meet FLBS students, professors and staff and learn more about FLBS research and education on Flathead Lake.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 1:00-5:00 p.m.



Click the More Info... link to view the 2011 Open House Flyer. (800 KB pdf)

Jun 24, 2011

UM Feature on North Fork

UM CoC E-Mag Win 2011

The latest Crown of the Continent emagazine article features FLBS faculty member Ric Hauer. Dr. Hauer shares his view on the history and science that led to the protection given to the watershed of the North Fork of the Flathead River in British Columbia and northwest Montana.

Mar 22, 2011

New FL Journal Available

Fall/Winter 2010 Flathead Lake Journal

The newest edition of the Flathead Lake Journal is now available. Ongoing research and educational activities, as well as current events are featured. Click the More Info... link to read it now!

Jan 7, 2011

FLBS Research in PNAS

Flathead Lake Ecosystem Study Published

Recent research conducted at The University of Montana’s Flathead Lake Biological Station has provided important data about how introductions or invasions of nonnative organisms can lead to major changes in the structure of aquatic ecosystems. Read the full text of Dr. Ellis's PNAS paper now!

Nov 16, 2010

Volunteer Lake Monitoring

Vounteer Lake Monitoring Program

The Northwest Montana Lakes Volunteer Monitoring Network (NWMTLVMN) is a partnership between the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, the Flathead Basin Commission and the Whitefish Lake Institute. Our mission is to recruit and train volunteers to monitor water quality, identify and report Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) and promote watershed stewardship in Northwest Montana. Volunteers are generally the first responders to a water quality issue or an AIS sighting. Through the work of the volunteers in the program, lake data is collected and an annual report is prepared detailing the health and status of these lakes. Volunteer monitoring is a critical component for the early detection of AIS in the Flathead Basin (Flathead, Lake and Lincoln counties).

Jul 21, 2010

Montana Lake Book

Get your free copy by clicking the More Info link!

The Montana Lake Book is the result of an interagency collaboration to educate people about how they can protect local water as well as the ecological and experiential quality of local lakes and rivers through informed choices and actions.

The goal of this book is to help inform and educate Flathead Valley residents about those decisions that help protect our lakes and rivers now and for future generations.

Jul 16, 2010

FLBS Open House

FLBS Open House

The public is invited to the 2010 FLBS Open House on July 27 at 1:00 PM. There will be demonstration boat trips, guided nature walks, presentations, displays, and more. Meet students, professors and staff and learn more about what we do here at our research and education facility on Flathead Lake.

Tuesday, July 27
1:00-5:00 p.m.

May 11, 2010

Aquatic Invasives Conference

Invasive Species

You are invited to: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Combating Aquatic Invaders in the Flathead Watershed

8am-5pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2010
KwaTaqNuk Resort, Polson


This conference aims to inform resource managers, water users and concerned citizens about the threat of aquatic invasive species to Flathead Lake and its watershed and identify priorities for action.

To register, please contact: Kristen Dolence at kristen@whitefishlake.org or 862-4327

Registration fee: $20 (scholarships available)

Join the Flathead Basin Aquatic Invasive Species Work Group to learn about the aquatic invasive species that threaten Flathead waters.

We have found the experts and brought them to Polson. All you have to do is show up!

Jan 25, 2010

New FLBS .NET Website

The New FLBS Homepage

The newly redesigned FLBS website is now online! It features up to date FLBS News, project information, informative research overviews, FLBS Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Information, and the new FLBS Photo Gallery.

Jan 22, 2010

FLBS Summer UG Program

Ecology Class in Glacier Park

Information about the 2010 FLBS Summer Undergraduate Program is now available!

Jan 19, 2010

Jack Stanford on Home Ground

Yellowstone Public Radio

Jack Stanford is the Director of the Flathead Lake Biological Station, which is renowned for its research into human-caused changes to the natural environment.

Jan 1, 2009

Summer Session Ends

108th Summer Session comes to a close

The 108th FLBS Summer Session ends on Thursday, Aug 5.

 

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