The world renowned blue waters of the Flathead are a primary driver of the region’s thriving economy. The Bio Station Business Community and its support for the Bio Station’s research and monitoring highlights the mutually beneficial relationship between the freshwater resources of NW Montana and the businesses that rely on them. Keeping the waters of the Flathead clean and free of invasive species is important to all of us! It's currently estimated that an invasive mussel infestation would cost Montana over $230 million a year in revenue loss and mitigation costs. The direct impact of invasive mussels to recreation is estimated to be over $120 million per year, while the loss to lake shore property values is estimated to be nearly $500 million.
Aquatic invasive mussels are only one example of the threats facing our freshwater-based economy that FLBS is monitoring. Healthy waters benefit us all. Your business can make a difference.
The generous support of our Bio Station Business Community is essential to ensure that the future of the Flathead watershed is as spectacular as the one we enjoy today. Working together, we can keep our treasured waters BLUE for generations to come!
Business Participation in the Bio Station Business Drive
Helps Us By
Sustaining our monitoring program
Supporting the use of our technologically-advanced sensor networks
Expanding our ability to collect and analyze water samples
Increasing our chances of early detection of unwanted invasive species