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NALMS 42nd International Symposium

November 14, 2022 - November 17, 2022

Leveraging Experience to Manage Diverse Lakes, Landscapes, and People

The Dakota (Sioux) homeland Mni Sóta Maķoce means “land where the waters reflect the clouds.” Nicknamed “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Minnesota really has almost 12,000 inland basins covering at least 10 acres, but across the state, they are mostly rural and rather diverse. Deep, oligotrophic waters are typical in northeastern boreal forests near Superior, the world’s largest areal, freshwater lake. Shallow, hypereutrophic lakes predominate in southwestern agricultural plains.

With about 30 lakes and 700,000 residents within 64 square miles, the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul reflect some of the challenges of managing Minnesota’s urban landscapes. Generations of Dakota (Sioux) called the area’s largest and deepest lake Bdé Makhá Ská, but since the 1820s, it had been called Lake Calhoun. In 2018, the federal government officially restored the name, but the Minnesota Court of Appeals in 2019 reversed the state’s official designation of the indigenous name. In May 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled “under Minnesota law, the body of water that was Lake Calhoun is now Bde Maka Ska.” Positioned in this nexus between Minnesota’s rural-urban diversities and past-future legacies, Minneapolis hosts the 2022 symposium that focuses on NALMS’ more than 40 years of experience.

Contact Information
General Conference, Registration, Exhibitor & Sponsorship Information
NALMS Office • nalms2022@nalms.org • 608-233-2836
NALMS Conference Coordinator
Sara Peel • speel@arionconsultants.com
Host Committee Co-chairs
Joe Bischoff • JBischoff@barr.com
Nancy Schuldt • nancyschuldt@fdlrez.com
Anne Wilkinson • anne.wilkinson@stantec.com
Program Co-chairs
Eric Macbeth • emacbeth@cityofeagan.com
Shahram Missaghi • shahram.missaghi@minneapolismn.gov
Sponsorship Co-chairs
Alyssa Anderson • aanderson@nalms.org
John Holz • jholz@habaquatics.com
Dendy Lofton • dendy.lofton@stantec.com

NALMS 2022 — Minneapolis, Minnesota


November 14, 2022
November 17, 2022
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North American Lake Management Society
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Minneapolis Marriott City Center
30 S 7th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402 United States
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(612) 349-4000
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