Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) fosters stewardship of Maine lakes and their watersheds in order to ensure high water quality and ecological integrity. This is accomplished by the collection of credible lake data by trained citizen volunteers, developing tools to better gather data on and understand Maine’s lakes, and by providing educational information concerning lakes to the citizens of Maine. LSM is Maine’s leader in providing training and certification in the collection of lake data by volunteers, state agency personnel, educators, consultants, and many others.
Please click here to learn more about the Lake Stewards of Maine approach to lake monitoring. Discover the many advantages to engaging volunteers in the gathering of information on lake health.
LSM now provides these trainings, tools, and educational resources in four main areas and in a number of smaller topical areas as listed below:
- Watershed Assessment Program
- Climate Change
- eDNA Sampling
- Ice-in & Ice-out tracking
- Invasive Crayfish
- Native Lake Plant Species Surveys
- Use of Remote Sensing (Satellites) in Water Quality Analysis
Watershed Survey Grant Information and Application Quick Links Lake watershed surveys conducted by community volunteers are an effective tool for identifying and resolving land use problems that have a negative impact on lake water quality.
The Story of Maine’s Lake Ice Cover If you are getting an error message or the page does not seem to be loading, please disable your adblocker or you can view the report HERE. Thank
the importance of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) prevention Quick Links At Lake Stewards of Maine we understand the critical role that AIS prevention plays in preserving the ecological and economic well-being of our lakes and
CBI Informational Quick Links Courtesy Boat Inspection is an essential practice to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) in Maine’s water bodies. AIS are non-native plants and animals that can cause severe harm
AIS Reporting Guide Quick Links Friend or Foe? What to do when you find a suspicious aquatic plant With wider awareness of the threat of invasive aquatic plants, more people are looking into their lakes
IPP Handbook Quick Links The Invasive Plant Patroller’s Handbook provides volunteers with important information on what aquatic invasive plants are, why you should be concerned, and how to begin surveying your lake to detect infestations