Restoration of Nova Scotian Streams and Riparian Zones

Construction and repairs to Nova Scotia's roads and bridges 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 compensation requirements, NSTransportation and Infrastructure Renewal has restored several streams and riparian zones and is monitoring the sites for at least five years after construction. The following websites provide further information on several types of projects that are being conducted around the Province:

Fitzgerald Lake Brook Restoration, Guysborough County

Governor Brook Restoration, Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM)

Cranberry Lake Shoreline Restoration, HRM

East River Fish Ladder and Culvert Baffles, HRM

Flat Lake Shoreline Restoration, HRM

Cantley Creek Restoration, Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Sackville River Wetlands Restoration, HRM