Projects

Improving Atlantic Salmon Habitat in Moosehorn Creek

Recipient: Kennebecasis Watershed Restoration Committee
Approved Amount: $17,000

In 2018 the KWRC conducted habitat and stock assessment work along Moosehorn Creek and determined that salmon parr are using the upper watershed as refuge habitat.  To buffer stream temperatures and improve salmonid health in Moosehorn Creek the KWRC will engage 2-4 landowners to set aside and re-vegetate riparian areas and improve aquatic habitat.  The work will include establishing planting sites, stabilizing eroding stream banks, placing rock kickers, and posting riparian set-backs in agricultural areas.   Where suitable the KWRC will engage volunteers to accomplish this work and educate community groups on the value of refuge habitat for parrs and smolts.  Further, as part of a cooperative project, with funding from the Atlantic Ecosystem Initiative, the KWRC will document each step and provide templates and documentation in an effort to establish a habitat restoration tool box for watershed groups working in the Lower Saint John River basin.

Contact: Ben Whalen, 506-433-4394, ben.whalen@kennebecasisriver.ca