Lawrencetown Salt Marsh HADD Compensation Project

In the fall of 2006, the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) began the process of restoring tidal flow and fish passage to a tidally restricted component of the Lawrencetown Lake tidal lake and salt marsh system. The site was approved as a fish habitat compensation (restoration) project in 2006. The installation of a more appropriately sized and placed culvert in the trail bed that separates the study site from the broader Lawrencetown Lake tidal system in 2007 resulted in the restoration of a more natural hydrological regime to the restoration site. Restoration activity: culvert replacement to restore tidal flushing. ~14,000 square meters restored. The site is located along NS Route 207 (Marine Drive) in Lawrencetown (Halifax County).

Bank Statistics

Date Established: 2007 Status: Active Bank Size: 1.5000 hectares
Country: Canada State/Province: Nova Scotia Other Location: Halifax County
Species/Habitat types:

fish habitat (salt marsh)

Credits Awarded: Credits Sold:
Program in which the bank operates: No Associated Program
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Data Source:

http://www.gov.ns.ca/tran/enviroservices/enviroSaltMarsh.asp

Last Updated: September 23, 2010