Watershed Resources

The LSWC has produced information sheets on various topics relating to our watershed

(NOTE: some project information may date back to 2008) Click the titles to download the PDF.


Cows & Fish - Riparian areas, wetlands and beavers

Cows & Fish (The Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society) has produced excellent information sheets about Riparian and Shoreline Health. Click the titles to download the PDF.

Management resouces:

 

Fact Sheets (hard copies available at the LSWC office)

Be sure to check out the great videos from cow's and Fish about the producers who have worked wuith them over the years on wetland and riparian conservation and enhancement. Link HERE

 


For Municipalities

 


 Aquatic Invasive Species

Alberta waters are at risk of becoming infested with Aquatic Invasive Species. The movement of watercraft into Alberta is the highest risk of infecting our waters.  

Presentations from the April 12, 2017 AIS workshop in Faust, AB
Kate Wilson - Aquatic Invasives (PDF)

 


Invasive Plants and Weeds in Alberta


Lake Related Resources

The Respect Our Lakes (ROL) program was developed within the Government of Alberta and aims to support and engage Albertans in lake stewardship. The program provides the tools and resources to help lake users understand, value, and actively manage lakes through the application of relevant legislation and science.
Water boundaries & High Water  - Albert Environment and Parks
The Shore Primer - Guide to naturalized shoreline property - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO)
Shoreline Sensitive Habitat Mapping Project Information 

Regulatory Information & Resources

Alberta Water Act forms - Alberta Environment and Parks
Private Sewage Codes and Standards - Alberta Municipal Affairs
Measures to Avoid Causing Harm to Fish and Fish Habitat (Fisheries Act)- Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Dredging Approvals and Regulatory Information - Alberta Environment and Parks
Shoreline and Waterbody Modifications - Legislative Requirements Fact Sheet - Alberta Environment and Parks
Legislation affecting Waterbodies in Alberta - Graphic - Alberta Environment and Parks

Off Highway Vehicles and Watersheds

ATV's, Fish Habitat & You - DFO info sheet

Know B4 you Go - ATV's and Water don't mix - Video 

 

 


 Video Presentations

Partnership & Engagement Strategies in Northern Alberta
Meghan Payne, LSWC Executive Director
2014 WPAC Summit in Edmonton
Watch Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE4r_h_8JH0

Water Management and the Lesser Slave River
Meghan Payne, LSWC Executive Director
2013 CWRA Conference, Red Deer, AB
Watch Video Here: http://youtu.be/HW-mFQHmR3E

LSWC Highlights
Sherrie Hay, LSWC Director
2012 WPAC Summit, Milk River, AB
Watch Video: http://youtu.be/2zXbNbXcnwQ

 

 


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