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 …

Is There Evidence for Climate Change in the Sylvan Lake Watershed?

In his book “Landscapes and Cycles” Jim Steele, an authority on the ecosystems of the Sierra Nevada in California, makes a simple and obvious point about climate change: local climate variables, not global ones, drive locally observable climate change. See the Landscapes and Cycles website for case histories and examples of ecological change. So, what …

Register for the CARL 2016 Forum on May 14 in Sylvan Lake

Note: This is a web page image only. The live CARL 2016 registration link is included below. This day-long forum will be a chance for representatives from Central Alberta lakes to meet, network, learn, and collaborate for the benefit and health of our lakes. While the Central Alberta Recreational Lakes Forum targets representatives from the major recreational lakes …

Steve Dills Recognized for Watershed Reporting and Editorial Opinions

The SLWSS board thanked Steve Dills, the past editor of the Sylvan Lake News, for his contributions to watershed awareness, conservation and protection and presented him with a framed souvenir of his work: The central graphic is a Wordled word cloud version of Steve Dills' articles that were published in the SLN over several years. It is surrounded …

The Lake Will Miss Sylvan Lake News Editor Steve Dills

Steve Dills, the now-retired editor of the Sylvan Lake News, is a First Hero of the Watershed. Thanks Steve. Here's why. Editor Steve has reported on just about all lake and watershed affairs, like, forever. He filled the pages of the Sylvan Lake News with reports on the politics, community events, and environmental affairs of our 104 square kilometres of …