Alberta Lake Management Society

People & Communities working for sustainable lakes in Alberta.

What Is ALMS?
Established in 1991, the Alberta Lake Management Society (ALMS) is a charitable organization of individuals with a strong interest in maintaining the quality of Alberta's lakes and watersheds. ALMS is currently operated entirely by volunteers from communities, educational institutions, government and industry across Alberta with a common interest in lake and watershed management.

Purpose & Objectives
The purpose of the Society is to promote the understanding and management of lakes, reservoirs and their watersheds. ALMS:

  • Provides a forum for sharing information on scientific, administrative, legal and financial aspects of lake and watershed management.
  • Fostors the development of lake restoration and protective programs with appropriate management strategies and techniques.
  • Supports the development of local, provincial and national programs that promote lake and watershed management.
  • Encourages the co-operation and interaction of organizations, agencies, regulators, and individuals concrned with lake and watershed improvement and protection.
  • Encourages the protaction of lakes and their watersheds.

Activities & Initiatives
ALMS offers opportunities for individuals and organizations to participate in programs aimed at creating and maintaining environmentally sustainable watersheds.

Other Activities

  • Participation in policy development and review of government regulations involving Alberta's lakes and watersheds.
  • ALMS is a stakeholder in Alberta's provincial water strategy. Water For Life.
  • Watershed Management Planning provides assistance to community groups.

Educational Programs

Annual ALMS Workshop:
Two-day fall workshop offers Albertans the opportunity to discuss lake and watershed management issues in Alberta. Held at various locations throughout the province.

Info Sessions:
One-day info sessions provide individuals and community associations with knowledge on how to manage their lakes and watersheds.

Training:
ALMS teached individuals and groups how to collect and assess water quality data and monitor their own lake and watershed environments.

Scholarship:
ALMS provides a post-secondary scholarship for students pursuing a career in lake and watershed studies.

Newsletters:
From the Shoreline is published regularily by our volunteer members.

Alberta Lakewatch
LakeWatch is a volunteer based monitoring program conducted by local citizens, which benefits lake users and provides water quality data to Alberta Environment. The volunteer program is a great success because it empowers citizens to become active in their own lake community, and gives them the ability to understand and have a positive impact on the management of their lake. LakeWatch is an invaluable vehicle to assist lakeshore residents and lake associations in lake and watershed management decisions through a cooperative venture involving education and open dialogue.

There's no better way for residents to take an active role in monitoring the water quality in their own backyard.

Membership & Contact Info

Please contact us for more information on becoming a member of ALMS or assisting with LakeWatch.

Alberta Lake Management Society
c/o 315 Biological Sciences Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E9

Phone: (780) 492-1294
Fax: (780) 492-9234
Website: www.alms.ca

LakeWatch
Email: lakewatch@alms.ca

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