Construction and repairs to Nova Scotia's roads, bridges and buildings occasionally disrupt waterways and wetlands. Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Nova Scotia Environment, and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) ensure that three 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, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal has restored six 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: