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June 15, 2017

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Presents some tips on how to reduce the recreational impacts to Alberta lakes and to ensure that the lakes remain healthy and safe for everyone to enjoy.

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March 16, 2016

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The FISHES program will take collaborative, partnership-based approach to planning and project implementation such that post-flood impacts to fish and fish habitat from remedial works are minimized and habitat enhancement projects planned by the government, partners or stakeholders are...


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December 1, 2015

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This policy and procedures describes the basic minimum requirements that must be satisfied to operate aeration systems on publicly accessible waters in Alberta.


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September 1, 2015

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Legislation is in place to manage and conserve our natural resources. By following this legislation, we not only ensure that we can enjoy our lakes today, but also into the future. It is everyone’s responsibility to be aware of regulations. For example, before starting any project that may alter...


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September 1, 2015

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The scientific study of lakes helps us assess lake conditions and monitor changes over time. This is especially important as we are seeing increased pressure on lakes due to shoreline development, agricultural practices, vegetation removal, intensive land-use and increased recreational use....


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September 1, 2015

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Lakes are one of the most treasured aspects of the Alberta landscape. They have become an integral part of many lives, whether you are a long-time lake resident or someone who visits lakes occasionally for boating, fishing or wildlife watching. Unfortunately, many lakes and watersheds in Alberta...


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September 1, 2015

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Cyanobacteria, often known as blue-green algae, are well adapted to growth in alkaline, nutrient-rich water bodies. During calm conditions, they can congregate near the water’s surface. These “blooms” are unsightly and produce objectionable odors, and can also induce skin irritation, itchiness...


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September 1, 2015

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Aquatic plants along lake shorelines are important for maintaining healthy lake ecosystems. They provide habitat for fish spawning, nesting habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds, rearing sites for young fish and wildlife, and they protect shorelines from wave and wind erosion. Aquatic vegetation...


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September 1, 2014

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Harmful blue-green algae (toxic cyanobacteria) blooms in surface water are prevalent in Alberta. The presence of blue-green algae in recreational water causes unpleasant aesthetics, and exposure to some toxin-producing blue-green algae may pose potential health risks. There have been increased...


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February 1, 2014

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Land owners and occupiers are responsible for controlling noxious weeds and destroying prohibited noxious weeds under the Alberta Weed Control Act. Listed plants in the Act cause problems for the environment, health or economy. Know your responsibilities under the Act. Regardless of where plants...