Loving Lakes to Death

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Healthy fisheries require healthy shorelines.

In January’s Alberta Outdoorsmen, I started a series of columns on “The Recreation Lakes Dilemma” in which I describe how more and more people are attracted to Alberta’s most popular lakes to recreate and sometimes purchase a lake shore lot. Of course, there is only so much lake shore to go around, and the shoreline of a lake is an important component of that lake’s biology. As a result, all this popularity can negatively affect the health of a lake, as well as our experiences there.

In this first column, I describe how all three levels of government have legislation and regulations governing how lake shores should be developed. But unfortunately, little effort is made by any one level to effectively inform lake shore owners and potential owners about their responsibilities managing lake shore for the well being of all.

So, what’s wrong with that?


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About Don Meredith

I am a writer and biologist living in Alberta, Canada. I wrote a monthly column for the Alberta Outdoorsmen magazine, and have published articles for several other magazines.
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