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The West River acid mitigation project

Recipient: Nova Scotia Salmon Association
Approved Amount: $20,460
Year Approved: 2020

Since 2005, the West River Acid Mitigation Project has been mitigating the impacts of acid rain and, resultantly, increasing the annual production of wild Atlantic Salmon smolts > 300%. The West River was developed as a model for the restoration of acid-stressed rivers in the region. Recently, NSSA has secured funding and has begun planning for similar projects on 7 other priority watersheds.  NSSA requires defensible and scientifically-sound monitoring data to assess the impact of restoration activities. This project will support: (a) a widespread summer electrofishing program, (b) the design and trial of a new fall salmon redd count, and (c) widespread water chemistry surveys.

Contact: Mike Crosby, 902 210 1475,