Our mission is a simple, but powerful one: to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to foster the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs … for today and tomorrow.

NALMS is not focused on professionals, academic researchers, or any smaller interest group alone; rather, NALMS is a melting pot, welcoming anyone interested in lakes.

NALMS goals are:

  1. To promote the exchange of information on aspects of managing lakes and their watersheds.
  2. To promote public awareness of lake ecosystems.
  3. To encourage public support for promoting management of lakes and their watersheds.
  4. To provide guidance to agencies involved in management activities for lakes and their watersheds.
  5. To boost the professional status of those engaged in managing lakes and their watersheds.
  6. To identify needs and encourage research on lake ecology and watershed management.


Working Together for Clean Water

13th National Monitoring Conference
April 24-28, 2023 • Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • It’s official! The 13th National Monitoring Conference will be held in Virginia Beach, Virginia!
  • Attendee registration and exhibitor registration is now open!

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Great Lakes, Local Solutions

NALMS 43rd International Symposium
October 22-26, 2023 • Erie, Pennsylvania

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