Todd Walker has served as Lake Manager on Hayden Lake since 2005. Todd received initial funding from Kootenai Environmental Alliance and the Hayden Lake Watershed Association to monitor the lake’s water quality and to work on projects benefiting Hayden Lake. Todd helped implement the S.E.E.P. watershed science education program to educate foremen, contractors, and construction workers and those working by water resources to protect the water from their activity. Now contracted by the Hayden Lake Watershed Improvement District, Todd continues to manage data collection of the District’s South Shore Runoff study and the Northern Arm nutrient study. He keeps his eye on activities around the lake and throughout the watershed and responds to resident concerns. He has had many strong years of working on Hayden Lake with influential policy makers to make an overall better future for Hayden Lake.
Forrest Walker graduated from the University of Idaho in 2015 with interests in Limnology, Rangeland, and Statistics. He took part in the Palouse Prairie Remnants Assessment Project by making a suggestion to use the dates of grave sites to monitor the spread of introduced plant species into what is left of the historical Palouse Prairie Plant Composition. Forrest also worked on assessing and advising private pond remediation near Moscow, Idaho. He has also helped Todd with Hayden Lake projects, such as monitoring the effects of boat waves on Hayden Lakes shores stability.
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