Isle Lake Fisheries Restoration  

In recent decades, changes in watershed land use have resulted in increased nutrient runoff, particularly phosphorus, into many lakes, including Isle Lake. Increased phosphorus in aquatic systems has led to increased intensity and frequency of algal blooms, especially blue-green cyanobacteria blooms, and fish kills. Recurring fish kills in Isle Lake have decimated what used to be a popular recreational sport fishery. Prior to our survey in 2015, local reports from Isle Lake indicated a complete loss of sport fish; however, we found a remnant population of sport fish that survived the kill events or may have migrated in from nearby waterbodies. The primary goal of this project is to support and collaborate with local efforts to reduce nutrient loading to Isle Lake, improving water quality and restoring the fish community and associated sport fishery. In 2017/18, we maintained numerous partnerships with key stakeholders, including the Lake Isle & Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society, Parkland County and Lac Ste. Anne County Alternative Land Use Services Programs, and Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance, which allowed us to support watershed improvements by helping to guide the delivery of on-the-ground restoration activities, providing technical guidance and recommendations, and sharing results of our field surveys 

Partnerships

Alberta Environment and Parks, Environment and Climate Change Canada – Environmental Damages Fund, Lake Isle & Lac Ste. Anne Water Quality Management Society, Parkland County and Lac Ste. Anne County Alternative Land Use Services Program, Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance

Annual Summaries

We are working hard to upload all past summaries. If there is a report you would like to see that isn't presently here, please email info@ab-conservation.com

Title Year Category
Isle Lake Fisheries Restoration 2016-2017 1
Isle Lake Fisheries Restoration 2017-2018 1
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