NALMS Memberships

Membership Dues Cycle

Please note that NALMS operates on a calendar cycle, with a fixed renewal date of January 1st.

  • For renewing members, your dues will be prorated to January 1st, 2020 and you will continue to receive your membership benefits, as usual.
  • For NEW members, our proration strategy operates as follows:
    • Provide electronic access to your publications, email previous NALMS Notes & Lake News, and deliver remaining copies of your publications in the format currently being produced and distributed to members, if you join or renew during the first half of the calendar year (January – June)
    • Provide electronic access to your publications, email previous NALMS Notes & Lake News, membership for following year, if you join or renew during the second half of calendar year (July – December)

Individual Memberships

If you prefer to pay offline via check or money order, please utilize our fillable membership form.

Starting with the spring 2019 issue, LakeLine Magazine will be switching to an all electronic format.

College Student — $46

Includes 4 mailed issues of the Lake and Reservoir Management, online access to new and old issues of LakeLine Magazine and Lake and Reservoir Management as well as conference registration discounts.

Check out the NALMS Sponsored Student Program!  This program provides students like you with a FREE membership through support from NALMS member donations. And as a sponsored student you will be eligible for the same member benefits as our paid student members.  An application can be found on the Sponsored Student Program page.

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Early Career — $85

Includes 4 mailed issues of the Lake and Reservoir Management, online access to new and old issues of LakeLine Magazine and Lake and Reservoir Management as well as conference registration discounts.

This membership level is aimed at recent graduates who are just beginning their professional careers. Limited to individuals with less than 5 years in the field. Operated on the honor system!

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Lake Leader — $75

Includes 4 electronic issues of LakeLine Magazine, online access to archived issues, as well as conference registration discounts.

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Professional — $144

Includes 4 mailed issues of Lake and Reservoir Management, 4 electronic issues of LakeLine Magazine, online access to archived issues of LakeLine Magazine and Lake and Reservoir Management, as well as conference registration discounts.

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Organizational Memberships

If you prefer to pay offline via check or money order, please utilize our fillable membership form.

Starting with the spring 2019 issue, LakeLine Magazine will be switching to an all electronic format.

Lake/Watershed Association — $165

For organizations operating on an annual budget of $50K or less. Operated on the honor system – we do not require the submission of your organization’s financials.

Includes 4 electronic issues of LakeLine Magazine, organizational online access to new and old issues of LakeLine Magazine, as well as conference registration discounts.

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Nonprofit — $334

For organizations operating on an annual budget of over $50K. Operated on the honor system – we do not require the submission of your organization’s financials.

Includes 4 mailed issues of Lake and Reservoir Management, 4 electronic issues of LakeLine Magazine, organizational online access to new and old issues of LakeLine Magazine and Lake and Reservoir Management, as well as conference registration discounts.

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Affiliate — $334

For approved organizations only. Please read “How to Become a NALMS Affiliate” before joining as a new member. Includes 4 mailed issues of Lake and Reservoir Management, 4 electronic issues of LakeLine Magazine, organizational online access to new and old issues of LakeLine Magazine and Lake and Reservoir Management, as well as conference registration discounts.

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Corporate — $662

Includes 4 mailed issues of Lake and Reservoir Management, 4 electronic issues of LakeLine Magazine, organizational online access to new and old issues of LakeLine Magazine and Lake and Reservoir Management, once a year access to NALMS member list for marketing as well as LakeLine Magazine advertising and conference registration discounts.

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Membership Benefits Breakdown

Category Benefits included with membership
Lake & Reservoir Management
(mailed & online)
LakeLine Magazine
(online)
NALMS Notes & Lake News Members’ Only Web Access Conference Registration Discount Vote in NALMS Elections Access to NALMS Membership Database Advertising/
Exhibition Discounts
College Student
($46)
X X X X Yes 1 vote X
Early Career (<5 years in field) ($85) X X X X Yes 1 vote X
Professional ($144) X X X X Yes 1 vote X
Lake Leader ($75) X X X Yes 1 vote X
Lake/Watershed Association (<$50K budget) ($165) X X (1-3 online subscriptions) X (1-3 contacts) Yes (up to 3 discounts) 1 vote X
Nonprofit (>$50K budget) ($334) X (2 paper copies X (1-3 online subscriptions) X (1-3 online subscriptions) X (1-3 contacts) Yes (up to 3 discounts) 1 vote X
Affiliate ($334) X (2 paper copies) X (1-3 online subscriptions) X (1-3 online subscriptions) X (1-3 contacts) Yes (up to 3 discounts) 1 vote X
Corporate ($662) X (2 paper copies) X (1-3 online subscriptions) X (1-3 online subscriptions) X (1-3 contacts) Yes (up to 3 discounts) 1 vote X X