If you do not meet the requirements of the Disturbance Standard you will require a:
Temporary Field Authorization
for Temporary Seasonal Docks and other Mooring Structures for Personal Recreational Purposes
> You may have one temporary seasonal dock for personal use,
1.5 meters wide within the mooring area.
> The dock and associated mooring structures cannot exceed 50%
of the waterfront holder's lot width.
> The dock must be at least three meters away from property lines.
> The dock may not have any fixed or covered structures.
Fuel cannot be stored on the dock.
> The dock and all boat lifts, swimming platforms and buoys
are to be removed before the end of the open water season.
> Boat lift may be placed as an associated structure or as a stand alone
structure, but must be temporary and cannot be enclosed on all sides.
> You do not need to apply for a dock permit, unless your dock
does not align with the disturbance standard.
A waterfront owner or semi-waterfront owner may only cut aquatic vegetation in accordance with the following:
> aquatic vegetation may only be cut once per year between
August 1 and September 30.
> the length of the area from which aquatic vegetation is cut
may only consist of a single lane from the bank in a direct
path perpendicular to the shore.
> the width of the single lane shall be a maximum of 4 meters
and must remain in the same location every year.
> the depth of cutting of aquatic vegetation shall not be
greater than 1 meter below the water surface.
PO Box 1778
St. Paul, Alberta T0A 3A0