Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

LaHave River Watershed Agricultural Assessment and Restoration Project



  • Consulted with local partners (farmers, Lunenburg-Queens Federation of Agriculture, N.S. Department of Agriculture) to identify areas of the watershed or specific landowners to target for the project
  • Engaged farmers through information sessions, interviews and conducting ABC Plans in partnership with DNR
  • Performed environmental assessments on the farm properties (riparian health assessments, water quality monitoring, stream assessments, culvert assessments, fish surveys, and benthic invertebrate sampling), develop recommendation reports based on results and carry our recommendations
  • Developed stewardship agreements with each landowner to ensure that the project benefits continue into the future


  • Reduced fecal bacteria loading
  • Reduced nutrient loading · Lowered in-stream water temperatures for aquatic organisms through riparian habitat improvements.
  • Reduced erosion, in-stream sedimentation, and run-off pollutant loading
  • Improved quality and quantity of wildlife habitat


  • Riparian health assessments, monitoring and implementation on farms lead to development of recommendation reports for five farms
  • Stewardship projects:
    • Cattle Crossing design and implementation
    • Communication materials on education on riparian area
    • Agricultural Biodiversity Conservation Plan



  1. Nova Scotia Young Farmers AGM

    December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  2. Farm Transition Webinar

    December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  3. Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture AGM

    December 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  4. Virtual Happy Hour

    December 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Mental Fitness 101: Foundational Elements to Building a Mental Fitness Plan

    December 4 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


7 Atlantic Central Drive
East Mountain, N.S.
B6L 2Z2

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063