Souris & Area Atlantic Salmon Enhancement Project
The Souris & Area Branch of the PEI Wildlife Federation (SAB) utilized this project to follow the recommendations set out by Daryl Guignion in his report entitled, “A Conservation Strategy for Atlantic Salmon on PEI.”
SAB spent three years doing stream enhancement work on 4 rivers which included such initiatives as the removal of abandoned beaver dams and other natural blockages, brush matting, installation of digger logs, maintenance of gabions and excavating of silt traps.
SAB has recorded fantastic returns of Atlantic salmon in the third year of this project. Our salmon redd count has increased in these four rivers from 177-400% in the fall of 2011.