Projects

Expansion of Cheticamp River plan with a focus on thermal mapping and management & Farm Brook restoration work to address problem berm

Recipient: Cheticamp River Salmon Association
Approved Amount: $13,548

The CRSA has strong support for expanding the 2019 Cheticamp River conservation plan with a focus on developing a thermal map of the river and corresponding thermal management recommendations, as well as conducting further habitat and population assessments, and including a post-restoration report to evaluate the effectiveness of a recently completed 5-year restoration project. The CRSA will prepare a second edition of the Cheticamp River plan with the above gaps filled, work that will significantly increase the value of the plan.

The CRSA also plans additional stream restoration work on Farm Brook, a watercourse that has historically supported small runs of Atlantic salmon and was an important genetic reservoir for the species. This component of the project will involve carrying out surveying work and following the resulting recommendations for modifying a berm that has disconnected the brook from its floodplain, causing river instability and degradation to downstream habitat.

Contact: Rene Aucoin, 902 224 5854, cheticampriversalmon@gmail.com