Restoration of Nova Scotian Salt Marshes

Construction and repairs to Nova Scotia's roads, bridges and buildings occasionally disrupt waterways and wetlands. The Department of Public Works, Department of Environment and Climate Change, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) ensure that 3 things happen on jobs near waterways. First, habitat loss is minimized or avoided whenever possible; second, efforts are made to protect the environment during and after construction; and, third, damaged habitats are restored and enhanced or new habitats will be created to compensate for lost or damaged habitat.

As part of fish habitat and wetland compensation requirements, the Department of Public Works has restored 6 salt marshes and is working on plans for several more. These sites will be monitored for at least five years after completion of construction. The following links provide further information: