2015 Innovation. Collaboration. Adaptation

Parkland Year of Lakes

22nd ALMS Annual Workshop
co-hosted by Parkland County

Stony Plain
September 23 to 25, 2015

2015 showcased innovation, collaboration, and adaptation in lake management. We created the opportunity for learning about better lake management for lake stewards as well as facilitated the development of a provincial management policy. Below you will find presentations from the workshop on current research, watershed planning, and best management practices for lake management. You will also see learnings, to-date, from the Alberta Water Council’s Lake Watershed Management Project.

Session 1: Innovation
Stephanie Neufeld and Arin MacFarlane Dyer - ALMSProgress on Lake Management
Rolf Vinebrooke, UofABioremediation of Eutrophic Temperate Lakes: A Cautionary Tale
Morris Seiferling, Stantec ConsultingWabamun Lake Subwatershed Land Use Plan
Session 2: Adaptation
Caitlyn Smith, O2 Planning and DesignDesigning Environmental Management Plans for Municipalities: Parkland County and Sylvan Lake examples.
Graeme Strathdee, Sylvan Lake Stewardship SocietyA Stakeholder's Perspective on Sylvan Lake's Cumulative Effects Management System
Jennifer Graydon & Debra Mooney, Alberta HealthUpdate on Public Health Monitoring and Management of Alberta's Recreational Waters
Session 3: Collaboration
Marie-Claire St Jacques & Petra Rowell, Alberta Water CouncilImproving lake watershed management: Alberta Water Council's Project Team
Session 4: Collaborate and get action!
Lakes of Parkland CountyStrength in Numbers - the Power of Collaboration
Mary Ellen Shain, North Saskatchewan Watershed AllianceEvaluating Lake Shorelines Using Drone Surveys
Gabriel Clarke, Parkland CountyEngaging the Agricultural Community to Implement Alternate Land Use Services (ALUS)
Session 6: Innovation and Adaptation
Theo Charette, CPP Environmental ConsultantsA Model for Watershed Management Planning: Indices of Aquatic Ecosystem Health in the Beaver River Watershed
Brendan Ganton, Alberta Conservation AssociationFisheries Restoration Projects on Isle and Hasse Lakes
Field Tours
Alternate Land Use Services (ALUS)Hasse Lake
Shoreline Restoration DemonstrationSeba Beach, Wabamun Lake
TransAltaWhitewood Mine Reclamation and End Pit Lakes

Thank you to our sponsors! 

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