North American Lakes: Embracing Their History, Ensuring Their Future

The theme of NALMS’ 2015 International Symposium is tied to the historic location in Saratoga Springs, New York. Lakes in this region, including Lake George and Lake Champlain, served as strategic locations in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution and the War of 1812. These waterways now play a major role in the economy of the region, and lake management efforts are essential to preserving water quality. We invite you to join us at the Saratoga City Center, located in lovely downtown Saratoga Springs, for the 35th International Symposium.

NALMS 2015 offers an opportunity to explore historic Saratoga Springs including Saratoga Spa State Park, casino venues, and a thriving historic downtown. It is just a short trip to explore the Adirondack Park which was created in 1892 by the State of New York amid concerns for the water and timber resources of the region. Today, the Park is the largest publicly protected area in the contiguous United States – greater in size than Yellowstone, Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon National Park combined. The boundary of the Park encompasses approximately 6 million acres, nearly half of which belongs to all the people of New York State and is constitutionally protected to remain “forever wild” forest preserve. The remaining half of the Park is private land which is a mix of developed and undeveloped property. Lakes within the Adirondack Park serve as case studies for many lake management efforts.

Host Affiliate

New York State Federation of Lake Associations


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NALMS and the 35th International Symposium Host Committee would like to thank the following for their generous support and assistance in ensuring the success of our program:

Supporting Sponsor

NorthEast Aquatic Research


Sustaining Sponsor

Aquarius Systems


Contributing Sponsors




NALMS and the 35th International Symposium Host Committee would like to thank our exhibitors for their contribution to the success of our program: