Monday, January 14, 2008

21st Annual National Conference - Enhancing the States' Lake Management Programs

21st Annual National Conference
Enhancing the States' Lake Management Programs
Building Partnerships for Improved Fisheries and Lake Water Quality

April 29 – May 2, 2008, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, Illinois

cosponsored by Chicago Botanic Garden, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, North American Lake Management Society
in cooperation with: Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Bass Anglers Sportsman Society, American Fisheries Society

Each year for over two decades, State lake program managers have gathered in Chicago to discuss successes, evaluate obstacles, and explore new approaches for improving the States’ lake management programs. Our 2008 program focuses on the importance of fisheries in developing comprehensive lake management strategies. Accordingly, fisheries managers and specialists are encouraged to join us as we examine approaches for enhancing fisheries interactions with other lake management objectives such as water quality, recreation, and overall ecosystem health.

Leaders from statewide lake associations, also a target audience for this conference, will continue to receive training and guidance on nonprofit organization management while learning from the experiences of their sister associations from across the country. And together, State agency staff and statewide lake association leaders will explore new opportunities for future cooperation. Federal and local managers are invited to join in the lively discussions, both during the sessions and at special programs offered during luncheons and evening social functions.

For some, attending this annual conference has become a tradition. If you've not participated before, please consider joining us. We think you'll experience a truly unique opportunity to learn and share ideas on enhancing lake and watershed management programs!

For full Conference Program and Registration information, visit the conference Web site at http://nalms.org/Conferences/2008Chicago; you may also follow this link to view and print the program brochure: http://www.nalms.org/Conferences/2008Chicago/Brochure.pdf. To request a paper copy of the program brochure, or for any other questions, contact Bob Kirschner, the Conference Coordinator, at bkirschn@chicagobotanic.org.

Thanks to Bob Kirschner of Chicago Botanic Garden for the submission.

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