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The West River Acid Mitigation Project 2023

Recipient: Nova Scotia Salmon Association
Approved Amount: $19,680
Year Approved: 2023

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 is a regional model for the restoration of acid-stressed rivers that is being incorporated into strategic plans for other acidified priority watersheds.

We require defensible and scientifically-sound monitoring data to assess the impact of restoration activities. The funding requested in this application are for continued support of: (a) the spring smolt estimation program, (b) a fall electrofishing program, and (c) a fall redd count program.

Project Contact:

Corey Mosher