The Athabasca Watershed Council acknowledges the efforts of lake stewardship groups working in the Athabasca River Watershed. These groups are leaders in their communities, make positive changes, promote knowledge, and implement best management practices around their lakes. In turn, water quality, fish habitat, riparian zones and wetlands are improving in these watersheds.
In the Athabasca Watershed, there are approximately 881 permanent lakes and reservoirs. Some of the largest lakes in Alberta are located within the Athabasca Watershed as well; Lake Athabasca is the largest lake in Alberta with an area of 7,770 km². Lesser Slave Lake is 3rd largest lake in Alberta (1,160 km²), Lac La Biche is the 7th largest (234 km²), and Calling Lake is the 9th largest (138 km²).
Areal photo of Baptiste Lake (behind the two foreground lakes). Photo Credit: Robert Holmberg, Repository of the Athabasca River Basin, Athabasca University.
- BAPTISTE AND ISLAND LAKE STEWARDSHIP SOCIETY
- CHIP LAKE STEWARDSHIP PROJECT
- HEALTHY WATERS LAC LA BICHE STEWARDSHIP SOCIETY
- LAC LA NONNE ENHANCEMENT AND PROTECTION SOCIETY
- GREGOIRE LAKE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT PLAN
For Lake Property Owners:
- LIVING ON THE WATERFRONT: THE ALBERTA GUIDE FOR SHORELINE LIVING
- CARING FOR SHORELINE PROPERTIES
- A COTTAGER’S GUIDE TO A HEALTHY WATERFRONT
- AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES POCKET GUIDE
For Lake Stewardship Groups:
- ALBERTA LAKE MANAGEMENT SOCIETY
- ALBERTA INVASIVE SPECIES COUNCIL
- ALBERTA WATER COUNCIL LAKE MANAGEMENT PROJECT
- DON’T LET IT LOOSE- Invasive Aquatic Species Guide
- LIVING LAKES CANADA
- OUR LIVING WATERS
For Elected Officials:
If you know of a lake stewardship initiative or resource in the Athabasca River Watershed that isn’t listed, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.