Broken brooks: Increasing access to salmon habitat through diverse partnerships.
The PWA has spent the last four years conducting culvert assessments in the Petitcodiac watershed and determined that over half of culverts are barriers to fish passage, resulting in restricted access to hundreds of kilometers of aquatic habitat. In this project, the PWA will remediate fish passage through barrier culverts by installing outflow chutes and rock weirs. NSLC Adopt a Stream will provide the PWA and other interested organizations with culvert restoration training while students from the Welding program at NBCC Moncton will provide in-kind support by fabricating remedial structures. The PWA will continue to collect aquatic connectivity data by assessing 50 culverts a year in the watershed and developing a citizen science culvert assessment protocol to exponentially expand Atlantic salmon recovery efforts in the Bay of Fundy.
Contact: Lindsay Gauvin, 506-384-3369, firstname.lastname@example.org