St. Francis Harbour Restoration

Shared project between Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Public Works and Small Craft Harbours Branch of DFO. The partners share the costs and the resultant credits, as well as the future cost- and time-savings associated with the environmental permitting of some of their new projects that require habitat compensation. Historic degradation to both the harbour and the watershed created fish passage problems and low productivity. A small NGO - the Mulgrave and Area Lakes Enhancement Association (MLEA) - contacted NSTPW and DFO-SCH in late 2005-early 2006 to consider a proposal to restore tidal flushing to the harbour and thereby enhance diadromous fish survival and passage to and from the upper watershed. The project involved shoreline armouring/stabilization and channel dredging to revitalize more than 13 hectares of intertidal and subtidal habitat. Construction was completed in March of 2007. Restoration activity: shore armouring and channel dredging to restore tidal flushing.

Bank Statistics

Date Established: 2007 Status: Active Bank Size: 13.0000 hectares
Country: Canada State/Province: Nova Scotia Other Location: Guysborough
Species/Habitat types:

fish habitat (intertidal, subtidal)

Credits Awarded: Credits Sold:
Program in which the bank operates: No Associated Program
Bank Contact Information:
Bank Regulator Information:
Data Source:

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

Last Updated: September 23, 2010