Pinevale Brook aquatic restoration & monitoring
This project aims to restore productivity and ecosystem resilience to the South River watershed in Antigonish county. Restoration sites have been selected as part of a restoration plan completed in 2021 in partnership with the NS Salmon Association with funding from the DFO Canada Nature Fund. Within the South River watershed two important issues have been prioritized for restoration work in 2022; first is the absence of a wooded buffer zone along the main channel due to agricultural activity and the second issue is the absence of high-quality spawning and juvenile rearing habitat found in Pinevale Brook, the largest tributary to the South River. Work in Pinevale Brook will include the installation of digger logs and deflectors. Riparian zone work will restore a buffer zone along 100 meters of the South River and also enhance 500 meters of previously stabilized (armour rocked) bank through the planting of 2000 willows.
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