FLBS Business Community

Join Our Growing FLBS Business Community!

Be The Difference

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! 

Supporting FLBS is a Sound Investment

Your Business Can Make a Difference

  • Expand our monitoring program
  • Support our technologically-advanced sensor networks
  • Advance our ability to collect and analyze water samples
  • Increase our chances of early detection of unwanted invasive species

A Variety of Ways to Show Your Support

  • Cash
  • Financial
  • Donated services
  • Donated products 

Help Protect the Flathead Watershed

The Flathead Watershed offers so much more than breathtaking views. It's also the primary economic engine of Northwest Montana. Supporting the FLBS Business Drive means investing in the economic future of the Flathead Watershed.


Thank You FLBS Businesses for Your Continued Generosity and Support!

Sentinels of Freshwater ($10,000+)

Champions of Freshwater ($5,000 - $9,999)

Guardians of Freshwater ($1,000 - $4,999)

Friends of Freshwater (up to $999)