Science to Stewardship: Balancing Economic Growth and Lake Sustainability

Lake Minnewanka Sunrise - James WheelerThere may be no locale more appropriate to host a discussion on the impact of development on natural spaces than Banff National Park, Alberta. Established in 1885, Banff is Canada’s first national park. Hosting millions of visitors annually, Banff exemplifies the need for a sustainable balance between economic development and conservation. Canada has undergone significant landscape change during the last hundred years. Intact ecosystems have been altered by rapid population growth and a thriving natural resource-based economy. However, there is a strong desire to improve lake management. Your hosts, the Alberta Lake Management Society and Living Lakes Canada invite you to join us at the 2016 NALMS Symposium to help us celebrate, explore the area, and engage in discussions about science, stewardship and finding a balance between the environment, economy and social goals in lake management.

The 2016 NALMS Symposium will be at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the same venue as the 1998 NALMS Symposium. Attendees and their guests will again enjoy the vast natural splendour of the region and time spent at the historic “Castle in the Rockies.” They will have the opportunity to participate in field tours, a hot springs night, shopping, museums and other attractions in the picturesque town site, only a short walk from the conference venue. There is a wide range of other activities in the region including late season hiking, sightseeing and films at the International Banff Mountain Film Festival (October 29 – November 6, 2016).

Important Information

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The program for NALMS 2016 is now available for download. Click here to get your copy. Printed programs will also be available in Banff. 

Photo Contest

Submit your photo for the 2016 NALMS Photo Contest! Details are available on the Photo Contest page.

Eberhardts Donate to the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund 

NALMS founded the Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund to honor the lives of Tom and Elinor Eberhardt. Tom and Elinor were proud supporters of NALMS, dedicated and dependable corporate members and good friends to all of us in the NALMS family.

The Eberhardt Memorial Student Fund supports travel grants for students to present the results of graduate-level research at NALMS’ International Symposium. Student presenters may use these grants to help cover the costs of Symposium registration fees, travel, and/or overnight accommodations.

We've included an option to donate to the Eberhardt Fund as part of the registration process. You may also donate to the Fund at the conference or by participating in our silent auction, all of the proceeds from which are added to the Eberhardt Fund.

How Do I Add an Item to My Registration?

You can add an extended session, field trip or special event to your registration and pay with the same credit card, a different credit card or a check. To do this, return to the conference registration site where you can click on the “Already Registered?” link at the top of the page to access and modify your registration. You will need to enter your email address and confirmation number.

Once you've logged in and clicked on the "Modify" button, click on the "Registration" link under "Modify" in the resulting table.

Do not make any changes on the page with the conference registration options (NALMS Member, Non-Member, etc.), just click the “Next” button at the bottom of the page. If you are already registered for the conference and select the "Extended Session, Field Trip or Special Event Only Registration" option, you will cancel your registration. You probably don't want to do that!

The next page will show the list of available extended sessions and field trips. Once you've made your selections on that page, keep clicking the “Next” button until you get to the payment page. Once you've entered your payment (if applicable) and clicked “Finish” you'll be all set.


  • Where

  • Fairmont Banff Springs
    405 Spray Avenue
    Banff, Alberta

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