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. Greenhouse Growers of NS Annual Meeting

    February 19 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. NSFA Council of Leaders Meeting

    February 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Nova Scotia Cattle Producers

    March 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Egg Farmers of Nova Scotia Annual Meeting

    March 5
  5. Turkey Farmers of NS Annual Meeting

    March 6 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am


60 Research Drive,
Perennia Innovation Park
Bible Hill, N.S.
B6L 2R2

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