The West River acid mitigation project
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, firstname.lastname@example.org