Our Watershed. Our future. Ours to protect.

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! 

Register on Eventbrite HERE

Agenda HERE

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LSWC Annual General Meeting - Call for Directors

When: June 7th, 2018 from 2 - 5, dinner to follow
Where: Elks Hall Downtown - In High Prairie, AB 

If you are a member of the Lesser Slave Watershed Council and are interested in taking an active role to support our initiatives, please consider submitting your name for election to the society's Board of Directors. Currently the Board is Made up of 16 individuals. 

8 positions will be open and available for election at the June 7, 2018 AGM.
8 positions are filled by incumbents until June 2019.

New directors serve for a two year term (2018-2020). We are seeking candidates for the following seats.

  • Agriculture
  • Recreation and Tourism & Alternate 
  • Cottage and cabin Owners & Alternate
  • Trappers & Alternate
  • Non Government Organization & Alternate
  • Forestry Sector & Alternate
  • Member at large alternate
  • Commercial Fishermen & Alternate

If you are not a member of the LSWC please click HERE for a membership form.

If you would like to submit your name for a board position please download  our Board of Director Nomination form HERE
Forms need to be emailed back to info@lswc.ca or mailed to the LSWC office prior to June 7th, 2018. 

LSWC society By Laws and Board of Director Terms of Reference can be viewed HERE



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/ 



Contact Us

Phone: (780) 523 9800
Email: info@lswc.ca

4833-52nd Ave. 
PO Box 2607
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0

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