Living rivers: Education, signage, and habitat assessment for Atlantic salmon and salmon habitat in Newfoundland and Labrador
Intervale’s project objectives, through its “Living Rivers” initiative, are: 1) encourage reports of illegal fishing and sale of wild salmon2) reduce threats to salmon habitat on select rivers of southwestern Newfoundland; 3) teach salmon conservation and best practices for preventing harm; 4) conduct a habitat assessment for an important tributary of Harry’s River; and 5) motivate and engage people in stewardship of salmon rivers. Project activities will: post 30 additional signs on NL salmon rivers; give 15 informational presentations; offer four fly-tying workshops; distribute two newsletters; create and distribute 50,000 informational placemats; complete a habitat assessment of Pinchgut Brook; and install an interpretive panel for the underground salmon pool at Beaver Brook. A contribution from Canada’s EcoAction program enables Intervale to enlarge its targets for education and to conduct clean-ups on four rivers of southwest Newfoundland.
Dr. Kathleen Blanchard
709 686 5927