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
Ice Variability Quick Links 01/09/2023 Severe temperature fluctuations are a well-recognized potential impact of human-caused climate change.1,2 The warming climate exacerbates the volatility of weather leading to less stability in a season. Over the past
Invasive Aquatic Plant Screening Survey Scientific Datasheet To download the PDF, simply click the button below. Download
Ice-In & Ice-Out Tracking Map Quick Links Ice-In & Ice-Out Tracking Please help the Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) track ice-in and ice-out dates for your lake! The map below displays data that has been
Ice-In & Ice-Out Tracking Form Quick Links Ice-In & Ice-Out Tracking Please help the Lake Stewards of Maine (LSM) track ice-in and ice-out dates for your lake! Using the form below you can submit
Volunteer Time Tracking Form￼ Quick Links Please submit the hours of time you dedicated to the great work of volunteering with us this year by filling out this form. Please help us estimate the value
Courtesy Boat Inspector Reporting Form￼ Quick Links Please use this form only if you are a CBI or a CBI Coordinator. Instances of suspicious plants, animals, or other observed phenomena on boats or at boat