Columbia Lake Management Plan

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The Columbia Lake Management Strategy adopted in 1997 is being updated. The Columbia Lake Management Plan will be developed through a collaborative process involving public engagement and input from a technical committee. The Columbia Lake Management Plan will help guide local government decisions related to Columbia Lake and is anticipated to be adopted by both the RDEK and Village of Canal Flats.

The planning process will identify and analyze ecological, cultural, and recreational values and concerns associated with Columbia Lake and develop management strategies to address concerns and leverage opportunities.

The first engagement session was held this spring and a summary of the public feedback received is posted under Files & Downloads on this page.

Online Engagement Open August 24 to September 7 is now closed. Thank you to all who participated. The next opportunity for public engagement into the Columbia Lake Management Plan will be in late fall/early winter when a draft plan will be presented for your review and comments. A summary of this second round of public engagement will be available soon.

While the public engagement continues to be run largely online at this time, as guidance around public meetings during COVID-19 evolves, the RDEK will continue to look for opportunities to engage with people in-person as conditions allow.

The Columbia Lake Management Strategy adopted in 1997 is being updated. The Columbia Lake Management Plan will be developed through a collaborative process involving public engagement and input from a technical committee. The Columbia Lake Management Plan will help guide local government decisions related to Columbia Lake and is anticipated to be adopted by both the RDEK and Village of Canal Flats.

The planning process will identify and analyze ecological, cultural, and recreational values and concerns associated with Columbia Lake and develop management strategies to address concerns and leverage opportunities.

The first engagement session was held this spring and a summary of the public feedback received is posted under Files & Downloads on this page.

Online Engagement Open August 24 to September 7 is now closed. Thank you to all who participated. The next opportunity for public engagement into the Columbia Lake Management Plan will be in late fall/early winter when a draft plan will be presented for your review and comments. A summary of this second round of public engagement will be available soon.

While the public engagement continues to be run largely online at this time, as guidance around public meetings during COVID-19 evolves, the RDEK will continue to look for opportunities to engage with people in-person as conditions allow.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded. Thank you to all who participated. Results will be compiled and shared with the community in the near future.

    This introductory survey will be open May 11 through June 1.  To share your thoughts and ideas, click "Take Survey" to get started.

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    Using the feedback gathered during the first round of public engagement, management issues were identified which generally fit into six themes. This survey presents the issues related to the boating theme and draft management options to address the issues. For each management option, please note if you agree or disagree. At the end of the survey, there is a comment box that you may use to elaborate on issues or management options you feel may have been missed or could be elaborated on.

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    Using the feedback gathered during the first round of public engagement, management issues were identified which generally fit into six themes. This survey presents the issues related to the in water structures and lake access theme and draft management options to address the issues. At the end of the survey, there is a comment box that you may use to elaborate on issues or management options you feel may have been missed or could be elaborated on.

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    Using the feedback gathered during the first round of public engagement, management issues were identified which generally fit into six themes. This survey presents the issues related to the environmental quality theme and draft management options to address the issues. For each management option, please note if you agree or disagree. At the end of the survey, there is a comment box that you may use to elaborate on issues or management options you feel may have been missed or could be elaborated on.

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    Using the feedback gathered during the first round of public engagement, management issues were identified which generally fit into six themes. This survey presents the issues related to the foreshore and upland management theme and draft management options to address the issues. For each management option, please note if you agree or disagree. At the end of the survey, there is a comment box that you may use to elaborate on issues or management options you feel may have been missed or could be elaborated on.

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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Using the feedback gathered during the first round of public engagement, management issues were identified which generally fit into six themes. This survey presents the issues related to the boating theme and draft management options to address the issues. For each management option, please note if you agree or disagree. At the end of the survey, there is a comment box that you may use to elaborate on issues or management options you feel may have been missed or could be elaborated on.

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    Using the feedback gathered during the first round of public engagement, management issues were identified which generally fit into six themes. This survey presents the issues related to the stewardship, management and enforcement theme and draft management options to address the issues. For each management option, please note if you agree or disagree. At the end of the survey, there is a comment box that you may use to elaborate on issues or management options you feel may have been missed or could be elaborated on.

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