The West River acid mitigation project 2021
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 and NSSA is in the process of planning for similar projects on 7 other priority watersheds.
NSSA requires defensible and scientifically-sound monitoring data to assess the impact of restoration activities. The funding from the 2021 ASCF grant is in support of: (a) the spring smolt estimation program, (b) the installation and maintenance of an adult salmon counting facility, and (c) a fall electrofishing program.
Contact: Dr. Edmund Halfyard, firstname.lastname@example.org