Resources & Links
This document provides an overview of the completed Plan (154 pages)
This document provides an overview of the completed Plan (34 pages)
Alberta Lake Management Society
The Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS) runs a water quality monitoring program called LakeWatch and regularly monitors Alberta’s lake on a rotating schedule. For more information about the LakeWatch program, visit their webpage: www.alms.ca.
- Here is a presentation summarizing Buffalo Lake Water Quality Monitoring results from 2014.
- Alberta Lakes Management Society – 2016 Water Quality Results – Buffalo Lake
Buffalo Lake Water Quality Monitoring
- Environment and Parks Surface Water Quality Data
Buffalo Lake Water Level Monitoring
Additional Information About Lakeshores
For information on water body navigability, boating safety, and private buoys and other navigational aids, visit the Canadian Coast Guard website:
For information on deleterious substances, fish habitat, and harmful alternation, disruption or destruction (HADD) of fish habitat, visit the Fisheries and Oceans Canada website at:
In Alberta, Fisheries and Oceans Canada offices are located in Lethbridge, Calgary, Edmonton and Peace River. For addresses and other contact information for each of these Alberta District offices, visit:
Respect our Lakes Program
Respect our Lakes (ROL) is an education program of Alberta Environment and Parks that aims to raise awareness and build understanding about lake and lakeshore regulations, science and management including promotion of what Albertans can do to foster healthy lake living. ROL acts as an “umbrella” for information and resources available to Albertans regarding our lakes. ROL is working to increase respect for our lakes.
Additional Resources on Lakeshore Use
- Caring for Shoreline Properties: Changing the Way We Look at Owning Lakefront Property in Alberta– 1999 (32 pages)
- Guidelines for Lakeshore Use– (2 pages)
Central Alberta Recreational Lakes Initiative
The BLMT participates in the Central Alberta Recreational Lakes (CARL) initiative, led by Alberta Environment and Parks. CARL brings lake stewardship groups together for information and resource sharing, and collaboration for the benefit and sustainability of Alberta’s recreational lakes. AEP hosts a forum every Spring and anyone interested and involved in lake stewardship is welcome to attend!