NEW for 2024: Early Career Registration and Membership Support

April 18, 2024

Contact: Alyssa Anderson, Development & Marketing Director
Phone: 608-233-2836

North American Lake Management Society Offering Funding Support to Early Career Members

MADISON, WI – For the first time, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is proud to offer funding support for early career members to attend the annual conference and be members of the Society. Starting with the 2024 conference, to be held in South Lake Tahoe, NALMS will award registration and membership grants to help reduce/eliminate these financial barriers for early career members. At the time of request for an Early Career Registration Grant, an applicant must fit the definition of a NALMS Early Career Member, i.e. < 5 years post-graduation.

Like NALMS students, early career members are vital to the success of our organization now and into the future. We hope that, by starting out with registration and membership support, early career members will benefit through their involvement with NALMS at these integral stage of their careers. As the fund grows, NALMS hopes to expand early career programming and provide even more financial support.

This funding is made possible through generous donations made to the Ann St. Amand Early Career Fund. Named after our colleague and friend, Dr. Ann St. Amand, this fund was started to commemorate Ann’s life and to continue her legacy of supporting NALMS, especially the next generation of NALMS members. Ann sadly passed away on October 7, 2023 after a courageous battle with cancer.

To learn more and/or to request funding, please visit

To contribute to the fund, please visit


Founded in 1980, the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS) is a nonprofit organization focused on the management and protection of lakes and reservoirs. A melting pot, welcoming anyone with an interest in lakes, NALMS strives to forge partnerships among citizens, scientists, and professionals to achieve this mission.