Projects

Restoration of cold, freshwater habitat for Atlantic salmon on the West and Clyde Rivers, PEI

Recipient: Central Queens Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation
Approved Amount: $26,000

This project proposal aims to improve habitat reaches for all stages of the Atlantic salmon life cycle that have been degraded along with maintaining sections of river to ensure progress continues. Major riffle areas below Bolger Park Rd in 2020 will be intensively worked on by creating boulder clusters and manually un-embedding coarse substrate to improve/increase juvenile habitat. Enhancing and creating additional spawning habitat will also be a major focus along the main branch, Howell’s Brook and Quinn’s Brook. Quinn’s Brook historically had a local salmon population so attention will be given to a 1.2km section where spawning used to occur with the goal of eventually returning salmon to this section of river. Nova Scotia river rock will be added to potential spawning areas to improve spawning conditions which will hopefully translate into higher juvenile survival.

Contact: Jordan Condon, 902 394 0749, cqwf.pei@gmail.com