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 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.