Sylvan Lake Sub-Basin Groundwater Modeling by the AER-AGS Top Gun Team

This graphic from a recent Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) analysis of the groundwater supply in the Sylvan Lake region shows that the Sylvan Lake watershed is in a rare Red zone signifying high risk to Safe Yield of water supply. Sylvan Lake is located roughly at 52oN, 114oW: The Alberta Geological Survey groundwater modeling team …

Report on the Alberta Recreational Lakes Forum 2018 (ARL 2018) at Pigeon Lake

The goal of ARL 2018 was “To support networking, knowledge-sharing and collaboration for Alberta’s lake stewardship community.” The May 10, 2018 one-day conference attracted more than 65 experts from Alberta Environment and Parks, stewardship groups, and municipal officials to the Lakedell Agricultural Society hall at Pigeon Lake. Several presentations updated delegates on these stewardship topics: …

SLN Article: Fishing in Sylvan Lake: species in need of recovery this year

https://www.sylvanlakenews.com/news/fishing-in-sylvan-lake-species-at-risk-this-year/ With the ice deteriorating and the ice shacks removed, recreational fishing is closed until May 14. As anglers prepare for the coming spring and summer fishing season, Alberta Environment and Parks and the Fish and Wildlife Policy Branch took stock of the lake and made decisions on size limits. Senior Fisheries Biologist, Jason Cooper, …

Quiet Enjoyment Initiative Rejected by the Town of Sylvan Lake

The Sylvan Lake News reported on a decision of the Town of Sylvan Lake council on February 12 to decline a request for funding for the Quiet Enjoyment Initiative (QEI). The  QEI project of the SLWSS champions the rights of all Sylvan Lake shoreline populations to enjoy the watershed without disturbance by inconsiderate operators of …