Projects

Habitat development in the West river by Sediment control and mitigation, installing digger logs, redd mapping, fish passage strategy, training people

Recipient: Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation
Approved Amount: $20,000

The West (Eliot) River remains a refuge for native Atlantic salmon in Prince Edward Island. The watershed boasts cold water, some of the most wilderness stream sections on PEI and a strong community interest and involvement. It is the Islands third largest watershed with much potential for increase Atlantic salmon production. There are many stream sections and tributaries that, with the right restoration efforts, would support an increase of Atlantic salmon production thus safeguarding the PEI Northumberland Straight genetic stock.brookvale-branch-pei-2

Electrofishing on Brookvale Branch to remove fish from old stream channel.

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West River Watershed Management Project 2010