The Lake Plan
Photograph by Bill Irwin
The most ambitious KLRA project began in July
2000. The project was to develop a lake plan for Kahshe and Bass
Lakes, and the surrounding area. You can read about how the
project evolved by going to The Lake Plan
Project page. This page will inform you how The
Kahshe Lake Plan drives everything the KLRA does.
Purpose of the Strategic Plan
- To protect and enhance all aspects of the quality
of life on Kahshe and Bass Lakes and their immediate
- To maintain and enhance the environmental
integrity of the lakes and their immediate surroundings;
- To encourage residents to respect the rights of
their neighbours to enjoy the qualities that make the lakes
- To provide mechanisms for liaisons with Municipal
and Government bodies to ensure the long term interests of the
lake residents are reflected in decisions made at the municipal,
provincial and federal levels.
- Change can be managed to maintain and enhance the
quality of life that is important to the residents of Kahshe and
- Respect for the natural environment is key to all
actions on the lake.
- Respect for our neighbours, their rights to
privacy and enjoyment of their individual properties and of the
lake, provides a foundation for cooperation and cooperative
- No one group or individual has the responsibility
to protect the quality of life on the lakes.
Individual and Collective Action
There is recognition that, both individually and collectively,
the residents of Kahshe and Bass Lakes can make a difference to
the quality of life on the lakes.
Lake residents can and should take an active role
in identifying future directions for the lakes and in protecting
the resources that characterize Kahshe and Bass Lakes.
- The Associations can provide a key liaison
between the residents of the lakes and all levels of government
(Town, District, Provincial and Federal).
- The Associations can take direct action to ensure
that those features that contribute to the quality of the
environment are protected, maintained and enhanced.
The Lake Plan Project spawned several initiatives.
You'll find more about them on the Lake Plan Initiatives page.
The key documents produced by the Lake Plan Project
are on the Lake Plan Documents page.
You can read about the approach taken to implement
The Kahshe Lake Plan by going here.