NALMS 35th International Symposium

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November 17 - 20, 2015 • Saratoga Springs, NY
North American Lakes: Embracing Their History, Ensuring Their Future

In 2015 NALMS travels to Saratoga Springs, New York for our 35th Annual Symposium. NALMS Affiliate member, the New York State Federation of Lake Associations (NYSFOLA), hosts this year’s conference and attendees will enjoy a unique conference experience at the Saratoga City Center. We anticipate that 400-600 attendees will join us from around the world to attend the Symposium’s many workshops and presentations.

Call for Abstracts Now Open!

We encourage the submission of papers or posters on any of the topics listed below or that address topics of broad interest to the lake and reservoir management community.

If you are interested in developing a special session of specific interest please contact the program committee no later than March 30. Sessions should consist of at least 4 presentations, or 3 presentations and a panel discussion. Abstracts are due by May 22, 2015.

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  • Harmful Algal Blooms – Research and Monitoring
  • Citizen Science and Monitoring
  • Shoreline Restoration
  • Boat Launch Stewardship
  • Management & Research: Lake Champlain, Lake George, Finger Lakes, Great Lakes (and other lakes)
  • Hydrilla Management
  • Invasive Species Control
  • Role of Lake Associations in Lake Management
  • Stormwater Management
  • Lake Management Case Studies
  • In-Lake Restoration and Management Techniques
  • Internal Loading
  • Dam Safety and Lake Management
  • Reservoir Management
  • International Perspectives on Lake Management
  • Winter Road Maintenance and Water Quality

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Anticipated Workshops and Field Trips

  • Algae Identification Workshop
  • Internal Phosphorus Loading Workshop
  • Phosphorus Inactivation and Interception Workshop
  • Adirondack Lakes Field Trip 

Anticipated Sessions, Plenaries, and Events

  • Sessions
    • History of the Adirondack Park
    • Acid Rain Reduction in the Adirondack Park
    • Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
    • Harmful Algal Blooms
    • Shoreline Restoration
    • Boat Launch Stewardship
    • Citizen Science
    • Invasive Species Control
    • Hydrilla Management
    • Lake Management in the Finger Lakes
    • Lake Champlain, Lake George Research and Management
  • Events
    • NALMS New Member Welcome Reception
    • Saratoga Springs Pub Crawl
    • NALMS Annual Membership Meeting
    • Exhibitors’ Reception and Poster Session
    • Clean Lakes Classic 5K Run/Walk
    • Certified Lake Manager/Professional Luncheon
    • NALMS Award Reception and Banquet at the Historic Canfield Casino 

2014 Symposium Sponsorship Opportunities

2014 Symposium Exhibition

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