Projects

Evaluation of Success of Habitat Expansion and Enhancement on Upper Terra Nova River Atlantic, Phase 4

Recipient: Freshwater-Alexander Bays Ecosystem Corporation
Approved Amount: $41,300

This project will help to create a valuable time series of data on the health of salmon stocks in the upper Terra Nova River resulting from the enhancement program that extended from 1985 to 2002 as well as the 2017 installation of a diversion wall to maintain water flow in the Mollyguajeck fishway during dry periods. The project will continue to evaluate whether the Terra Nova River conservation plan is appropriate or needs to be tightened or loosened. The project will monitor salmon returns at Mollyguajeck Falls and Grant Falls. The data will help to evaluate changes in abundance of salmon prior to and after enhancement activities. The effectiveness of the new water diversion wall at Mollyguajeck Falls fishway will continue to be evaluated.

Contact: John Baird, 709-533-9656, jdbaird@eastlink.ca