The Paudash Lake Management Plan


The purpose of the Paudash Lake Management Plan (referred to as the Lake Plan) is to identify the significant social, natural and physical features that make the lake and its surrounding area a desirable place for people to live and visit. The plan recommends a series of actions that will ensure the long-term sustainability and healthy existence of the lake for future generations. These actions encompass the lake’s health, beauty, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, as well as opportunities for residential and commercial development.

The Paudash Lake Management Plan is intended to be a living document that will continue to evolve over time as individual circumstances and issues occur and new information becomes available. The observations and recommendations that are presented in this document are based on the background information that has been collected to date and should be reviewed every 5 years to establish new direction to meet current issues.

The Plan was prepared by French Planning Services Inc., under the direction of the Paudash Lake Conservation Association. A Lake Planning Committee was established to coordinate the collection of background information and to coordinate the preparation of the plan. Committee members included Valerie Hunnius, Gerry Hunnius, Lawrie Crump, John Fisher, David Reid and Jim Sangster. Randy French, MCIP RPP, of French Planning Services Inc., facilitated the process and provided technical support.

The Committee extends its gratitude to the following agencies that helped by providing material, advice, assistance and encouragement:

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  • The Municipality of Highlands East
  • Township of Faraday
  • County of Haliburton
  • County of Hastings
  • Crowe Valley Conservation Authority
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Ministry of the Environment
  • Ministry of Natural Resources
  • Ministry of Northern Development and Mines

The Committee is deeply grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for providing funding to assist in preparation of this Lake Management Plan.