Flathead Lake

Our Lake. Your Lake.


Thu 10/19
4:15 am
Air Temp
54.7 ° F
Wind Spd
2.9 mph
Wind Dir
Water Temp
51.9 ° F
Oct 19

Lake Level
2891.1 feet
Oct 19

FLBS at a Glance

Legacy - We are the second oldest biological field station in the US, and the oldest west of the Mississippi River. We have one of the oldest, contiguous lake datasets in the world. 

Research - We work on a watershed fed by Glacier National Park and other pristine wilderness areas, allowing our research to focus on both natural processes and human induced effects.

Education - We offer premier field-based summer ecology courses, as well as graduate level studies in ecology and limnology. Our students come from across the United States and around the world. 

Outreach - We feel strongly that science should be disseminated to the greatest number of people, including the local citizenry and the worldwide community. We offer community presentations, expert seminars, and interactive field-based classrooms.

Stop by and visit us. We'd love to show you around!


Aquatic Invasives

jessie b at the weather buoy

FLBS Research into Aquatic Invasive Species

Sensor Space

Laser cutter throws sparks as it runs through its programmed route

Discover the capabilities of our newest lab space!


The Summer Experience

Immersive summer courses at FLBS - get out there! Read more about the FLBS Summer Program.