Atlantic Salmon Habitat Restoration and Enhancement in Two PEI Watersheds
This project will take place in two specific areas in the Pisquid and Vernon River watersheds that still have Atlantic salmon. PEITA will: complete aquatic connectivity assessments to create 2 maps that prioritize remedial work. Beavers will be removed from beaver-free zones. We will install 1 km of brushmats to trap sediment and stabilize banks using gabion baskets, rock, filter fabric and wood structures. Alders will be patch cut in 8 areas and 1500 native trees and shrubs will be planted in riparian zones. We will install 40 cover structures, a minimum of 3 digger logs and 10 rock weirs to provide important habitat for salmon. We will also place river rock as a spawning substrate in 6 areas. We will complete electrofishing surveys in both watersheds. Water quality will be tested for nitrates and pesticides, and two new CABIN sites will be added to our monitoring regime.
Contact: Angela Douglas, 902-218-2594