Who is the Lesser Slave Watershed Council?
The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC) is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose mission is: to be a proactive organization working towards long term economic, social and environmental sustainability of the Lesser Slave watershed and its citizens. The LSWC is guided by a board of directors elected by members within the watershed.
What does the LSWC do?
- Report on the health of the Lesser watershed through State of the Watershed reports and other technical studies.
- Provide watershed management recommendations to decision makers, including the Government of Alberta, municipalities, industry and other stakeholders through the development and implementation of an integrated watershed management plan for the basin.
- Promote watershed stewardship through diverse education and outreach programs for people of all ages.
- Work with the Government of Alberta to deliver Water for Life goals.
The Lesser Slave Watershed
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Upcoming Events and News
Lakeside Living - April 19th, 2018
Join us to find out everything you need to know about living and playing along Lesser Slave Lake. Agenda topics include: fish health, legislation that effects our activities on the shore, tips for a healthy lake and More!
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New: Forest Management Plan Website
The Forest companies in the lesser Slave Region are working on their new Forest Management Plan. The Lesser Slave Lake Regional Forest Management Plan is a roadmap for forest use and sustainability in the Slave Lake region. The plan is due for submission in 2020 and approval in 2021, and will apply to the region for the following ten years. Slave Lake area forest products companies are jointly developing the plan, creating shared goals, standards, and objectives. The success of the plan and the strength of these objectives depends on public input. The companies welcome and are seeking public input into the plan. Together, we can create a sustainable, multi-purpose forest in the Slave Lake region.
Check out the website and learn more: http://www.lslrfmp.com/
Aquality Environmental - UPCOMING WETLAND COURSES
Edmonton Feb 28-March 1 Beaumont Community Centre)
Calgary March 15-16 (Glamorgan Community Centre).
Aquality has developed a two day in class Wetland Course, "Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy", taught by Jay S. White, Aquality’s Principal Researcher, Professional Biologists (P.Biol.) and Qualified Wetland and Aquatic Environment Specialists (QWAES). This course provides essential background information necessary for making informed decisions about wetlands.
CLASSROOM COURSE DESCRIPTION
Day 1 - Wetland Theory, Classification, and Functions
This module is the quintessential primer of wetland ecology with emphasis on classification systems and how they are applied to wetlands in Alberta. The ecosystem functions of wetlands and riparian areas are addressed including flood attenuation, water quality and quantity, climate impacts, biodiversity, and stormwater management.
Day 2 - Policies Affecting Wetlands in Alberta
This module will address federal, provincial and municipal policies affecting wetlands in Alberta, particularly the new Alberta Wetland Policy (released September 11, 2013). Regulations, Legislation, and Codes of Practice will also be reviewed at a provincial scale. Wetland Avoidance, Mitigation, Compensation/Replacement guidelines, and economic valuation of wetlands will also be covered.
Phone: (780) 523 9800
PO Box 2607
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0
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