On the Living Edge: Your Guide for Waterfront Living

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Nature Alberta, 2002 - Environmental protection - 147 pages
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Contents

Acknowledgements Preface Foreword Section 1 Saving Time and Money Naturally 1 Introduction If Only We Had Known
3
Thinking of Buying? Expectations and Reality
7
The Buffer Zone Your Problem Solver
10
Working With Your Land
17
Construction Projects Protecting Your Property
18
Septic Systems Out of Sight Out of Mind?
31
Water Water Everywhere But is it Safe to Drink?
42
Shoreline Landscaping or What to do With the Urge to Putter
54
Reservoirs and Dams The Ups and Downs of Living With Them
116
Waterside Hobby Farms and Woodlots Protecting Water Quality
119
Help and Resources
124
Whose Shoreline Is It Anyway?
125
Going the Next Step
128
Contacts and Resources
130
Native and Invasive Plant Species
134
Special Considerations for Sensitive Wildlife
139

Shoreline Erosion Losing Your Land
67
Accessing the Water Trails Beaches and Docks
76
DaytoDay Living
85
HEALTHY Waterfront Living Small Changes Add Up
86
Living With Wildlife Awesome or Awful?
94
Surviving the Seasons Fall Winter Spring and Summer
101
Planning for Visitors When the Doorbell Rings
105
Enjoying Your Waterfront Boating Fishing Swimming
108
Shoreline Purchaser Checklist
140
How Healthy is My Shoreline? Quiz
141
References
142
Glossary
143
Index
145
Your Shoreline Action Checklist Give Your Shoreline a Makeover colour foldout
148
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