IDP 2020 – Geographic Information System Graphics

The land area within the scope of the proposed Intermunicipal Development Plan due by 2020 links small parts of the Blindman River and Medicine River watersheds to the core Sylvan Lake watershed. The regional topography keeps separate those watershed areas shown in the following gallery of maps. The peripheral land outside the red line perimeter …

IDP 2020-Economics

The following graphics present Alberta Municipal Affairs data and provide an overview of land distribution, population, equalized assessments and revenue and expenses for the municipalities that are parties to the Inter-municipal Development Plan (IDP) that is now at the stage of preliminary consultation and due by 2020. Note that in each of those categories there …

Where-O-Where Is Municipal Stewardship?

The SLWSS stands for, and practices, environmental stewardship to protect and conserve the Sylvan Lake watershed and its lake. We know stewardship. We analyzed the text of the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan (IDP 2020) to search for evidence of the application of the principles and practice of stewardship in the three watersheds included in …

Sylvan Lake Watershed Review 2018

SLWSS president Graeme Strathdee‘s Society report for 2018 follows: The President’s Annual Report for 2018 State of the Watershed Update The focus of our Society’s stewardship initiatives is on the state of the watershed within the red-line hydrological boundary shown in this consolidated topographical and bathymetric GIS map. In 2018 the Society collected data on Sylvan …

The Stewardship Society Comments on the Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan

November 14, 2020 IDP Chairman and Partners Sylvan Lake IDP Committee Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan Municipal Government Building, 5012 48 Ave, Sylvan Lake AB, T4S 1G6 Dear IDP Chairman and Municipal Partners: Thank you for the opportunity to submit additional comments on your draft proposal Sylvan Lake Intermunicipal Development Plan. The following remarks supplement …

Groundwater: A Hidden Part of the Lake Ecosystem

The webinar on groundwater presented by Dr. Brian Smerdon of Alberta Geological Survey is posted on the https://alms.ca website: The groundwater section starts at about 53 mm 13 ss. His presentation was based in part on this 2018 final Sylvan Lake Subbasin Groundwater modeling report by J.E. Liggett and A. Singh. The report graphics starting …