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 …

Sylvan Lake Water Quality

Sylvan Lake continues to rank in first place among the recreational lakes in Central Alberta because of its high water quality. Please click on the graphic to enlarge it. The lake water is sampled and analyzed periodically by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, by the Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS) and by the SLWSS. The …

Restore the Shoreline

Since shoreline property development started at Sylvan Lake decades ago the riparian zone adjacent to the lake has changed. Government surveys classify much of that zone as "impaired".  Property owners can help to restore some riparian zone functions by looking critically at landscaping and structures with the goal of improving water balance and reducing nutrient …