Restoration of Atlantic salmon habitat in Jacquet River and tributaries.

Recipient: Chaleur Bay Watershed
Approved Amount: $10,000

The goal of this project is to improve Atlantic salmon habitat in Jacquet River watershed. A management plan developed in 2014 shows fluctuations in salmon population and shows priority restoration sites (broken culverts, bank erosion, beaver dams, etc.) In continuing restoration work undertaken on the sites since 2015, the group wishes to continue the restoration work of the impacted sites. It will use restoration techniques from the manual Ecological Restoration of Degraded Aquatic Habitats: A Watershed Approach. The work will include mainly the following: selective clearing of natural debris, complete clearing of artificial debris in the buffer zone as well as in the watercourse, alder thinning when those trees block the fish passage, bank stabilization and addition of support structures or deflectors on the damaged banks of the watercourse. This work will be completed generally in Jacquet River tributaries (mainly McLean Brook, Antinouri Lake and Armstrong Brook).
Contact: Happyness Kana, 506-542-2430,