Flathead Lake Bio Station

Sentinel of the Lake since 1899


Go to Weather Center
Fri 7/12
1:45 pm
Air Temp
81.8 ° F
Wind Spd
1.7 mph
Wind Dir
Water Temp
71.3 ° F
Jul 12

Lake Level
2893.1 feet
Jul 12

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!



The Summer Experience

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

Learning at FLBS


Lab Services

Lab technician prepares water samples

Our Freshwater Research Lab offers competitive pricing for a variety of analyses.

Conference Facilities

K-12 Education Support

Students examine water samples for plants and animals found in Flathead Lake

Incorporate Flathead Lake aquatic lessons into your teaching plans.