Projects

Enhancing critically important Atlantic salmon thermal refuge habitat throughout the Miramichi watershed.

Recipient: Miramichi Salmon Association Inc.
Approved Amount: $20,000

This comprehensive habitat conservation initiative encompasses using heavy equipment and rock structure to physical restore and enhance four (4) critically important cold-water refuges, each located on New Brunswick Crown Land. The first refuge project is located at the confluence of Otter Brook and the Little SW Miramichi River, a river known to warm up to extremely stressful levels during high temperature events. The second refuge is located at the confluence of Indiantown Brook and the SW Miramichi River, and is the first significant cold-water refuge pool fish experience when returning to the SW Miramichi River. The third refuge is also located on the SW Miramichi, specifically at its confluence with Doak Brook in the Village of Doaktown. The fourth refuge is located at the confluence of Pats Brook and the NW Miramichi River, a river that is significantly below (only 25%) meeting its spawning requirements.

Contact: Mark Hambrook, 506-622-4000, mark@miramichisalmon.ca