March 7-8, 2018:  Rainy River Community College, International Falls, Minnesota

Overview: Professional symposium for researchers and resource managers working in the Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed.

Themes: Climate change, nutrients & algae, invasive species, paleolimnology, fisheries, and new techniques — advances in monitoring, remote sensing, modeling, data management and visualization.

 Abstract Deadline: January 12, 2018.  Please submit the following to Todd Sellers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Presenter Information: Name, Research Organization or Agency, Mailing Address, Telephone, Email, Brief Bio.
  • Submittal Information: Author(s), Presentation or Poster, Title, Abstract, Location of study (i.e., lake name, river name, or GPS coordinate etc.).

AmericInn Inn, International Falls MN. Conference rate of $91.00 USD plus taxes. Make your reservations by February 19, 2018 and quote the group code WATER2018

Reservations: 1-218-283-8000 (front desk); 1-800-634-3444 (central reservations)

or online


Registration:  Online registration opens January 2, 2018 and closes March 1, 2018. Please register at the Foundation's website

  • Registration fee $80 USD.   Register and pay by February 5 to get the "Early Bird" discount of $70 USD
  • Students free with valid student ID - select student discount in the registration type field.
  • Registration includes the Forum Kick-Off Lunch on the 7th, the Foundation reception on the 7th, the walleye lunch on the 8th, and refreshment breaks both days.
  • Major credit cards are accepted for online payment and is the preferred option.  If necessary, you may choose an offline "Pay later" option such as Mail-in, Purchase Orders/Commissioners Warrants etc. but you must complete the online registration form and please ensure that payment is received by February 5 for the early bird rate.

To become a sponsor, please contact Todd Sellers, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or toll free 886-370-8891.

The Forum organizing committee would like to thank our sponsors for assisting with the 15th Annual International Rainy-Lake of the Woods Watershed Forum. This event would not be possible without the dedicated efforts of the researchers and resource managers and the assistance of the following groups:

  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association
  • St. Cloud State University
  • Rainy River Community College
  • Dorset Environmental Sciences Centre (Ontario Ministry of Environment & Climate Change)
  • Rainy Lake Conservancy
  • Lake of the Woods Water Sustainability Foundation


Page 1 of 2