State of the Baptiste Lake Watershed

The state of the Baptiste Lake watershed in northeastern Alberta was assessed to inform the Baptiste, Island, and Skeleton Lakes Watershed Management and Lake Stewardship Council’s efforts to maintain a healthy lake and watershed. Indicators assessed included water quality, fisheries, shoreline condition, and water level. The lake presents several management challenges, including a collapsed recreational fishery and nutrification. Several management options exist to improve the health of the lake. The report concludes by prioritizing management opportunities by considering their relative cost and effectiveness.