Upper Columbia Lakes Network
In partnership with the Whitefish Lake Institute, UC3 oversees the Upper Columbia Lakes Network (UCLN) monitoring contract to expand the existing AIS citizen science monitoring network. The UCLN provides an opportunity to engage lake groups and citizens in long-term water quality stewardship. The program aims to incorporate new partner groups, add to the volunteer base, and allow more high priority lakes that are not currently sampled to be monitored. The UCLN identifies interested groups within the region, provides equipment, and offers training for AIS monitoring and decontamination protocols.