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Mira waterhsed restoration plan

Recipient: Atlantic Coastal Action Program Cape Breton
Approved Amount: $31,000
Year Approved: 2022

The Species at Risk Habitat Enhancement Program (SARHEP) is ACAP’s strategy for monitoring and habitat restoration with a focus on Atlantic salmon and other species at risk within their habitat. The project for which we are applying includes a Mira watershed plan, Atlantic salmon habitat restoration, stream connectivity remediation, and public education including tours of habitat restoration structures and experiential learning with a focus on building youth and partner capacity in the field of ecological restoration. Data collected from the monitoring portion of SARHEP will inform restoration plans in the Mira watershed. Restoration will include habitat enhancement structures like digger logs, deflectors, and covered banks; connectivity/access restoration such as debris jam removal, beaver dam notching, culvert remediation; and finally, riparian zone restoration. This project also includes significant investment in education and training through the Habitat Enhancement And Restoration Training (HEART) Network, which will be elaborated in further sections.


Kathleen Aikens

902 567 1628