DISTRICT OF LAKELAND NO. 521Serving Emma, Christopher, Anglin & Mcphee Lakes, Elk Ridge Resort & Boreal Forest Region
Environmental Management Plan
In the fall of 2013 the District of Lakeland, in conjunction with the Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC), submitted an application to the University of Saskatchewan’s School of Environment and Sustainability to engage the services of a graduate student. This student would assist the municipality in developing a sustainable long term Environmental Management Plan for the municipality.
The District was fortunate in being accepted for the University program from among 60 applicants and the services of graduate student Kyle Young were obtained. Throughout the latter half of 2013 and into the fall of 2014 the EAC, with support from the District of Lakeland and with input from the Ministry of Environment, held many meetings to provide sufficient background information for the development of the plan. Throughout the discussions, numerous issues were identified that represented a concern for the municipality and the EAC in terms of water quality, forest management and watershed protection. These issues include the number and operation of watercraft, regional development, shoreline alterations, lake water quality and the degradation of ecologically sensitive areas, among others.
The Environmental Management Plan identifies and prioritizes these concerns so that the municipality may work towards eliminating or reducing the detrimental effects and thus providing a sustainable plan for future generations. Sincere thanks and appreciation go out to the members of the EAC who took the time to volunteer their time and ideas in the development and future implementation of this plan.
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Terry Neefs has completed the executive summary of the District Environmental Management Plan…read more
We have now completed the review of the Management Actions list from the District Environmental Management Plan. Terry Neefs will forward the draft to EAC and Council when he has it completed…read more
I have contacted the U of S School of Environment and Sustainability to indicate our interest in remaining on the contact list for next years student selection process…read more
I presented a “Timeline” for future reference. This “Timeline” will be a resource for future chairpersons and new members for planning when budgets are due etc…read more
As a Committee we looked at and discussed the “matrix” that Terry Neefs created using the District Environmental Management Plan’s objectives / actions. We discussed a progress rating system and…read more
Wayne Hyde reported that the North Saskatchewan River Basin Council did a mail out to lake front property owners on their shore line assessments, general program update and an access route to the web site for an online report…read more