Lacombe County Watch

Lacombe County surrounds the north and west shore of Sylvan Lake and controls land use outside the Summer Villages of Jarvis Bay, Birchcliff and Sunbreaker Cove.A draft report on the "State of the Environment in Lacombe County" was presented to councillors for review on November 22. The Council approved the final draft for publication on Jan 31, 2013.This page …

Living by Water Video – The Shaw TV Production

Cooperation among producer Patricia Smith of Shaw community television of Red Deer, the Nature Alberta Living by Water team led by Jesse Hitchcock, and SLWSS directors Brian Saby and Steven Johnson delivered this five minute video clip on the L-by-W program. It's posted on YouTube: http://youtu.be/XRRcJwxcfZY If you are a Watershed Stewardship Society member who …

Seven Principles of Watershed Stewardship

Sylvan Lake can't talk. However, imagine that it could. It would remind us that respect and care are fundamental to successful management of the natural capital of our Alberta resource, as in the seven principles inscribed on this scroll Sylvan Lake's own vision and goals for itself require a commitment to responsible care by all dedicated watershed stewards. …

Cumulative Effects Management of the Watershed

Stewardship groups, governments and regulatory agencies all have roles to play in the long-term management of watersheds. Watersheds are complex systems as described in State of the Watershed reports. Obviously many factors must be considered when making decisions about the future. Using decision support tools to connect watershed variables and indicators to management goals can …

Ice Fishing Hut Project Presentation

The Sylvan Lake Management Committee (SLMC)  chair Beverly Anderson of Norglenwold and SLMC vice-chair and Mayor Susan Samson of the Town of Sylvan lake championed the "Ice Fishing Hut" project that is summarized in this presentation: Ice Fishing Hut Presentation 2012 Many interested representatives of the watershed municipalities, provincial government agencies, and law enforcement cooperated …

Future Population of the Watershed

Forecasts of watershed populations by Lacombe County and the Town of Sylvan Lake are combined in this graph: Future Population Projection The Growth Strategy reference document of the Town of Sylvan Lake is posted here. The Lacombe County Area Structure Plan for the Sylvan Lake watershed may be downloaded by clicking here.