Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture

LaHave River Watershed Agricultural Assessment and Restoration Project

WRP2016-003

Scope:

  • 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

Benefits:

  • 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

Outcomes:

  • 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

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events

  1. Pictou North Colchester Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 23 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  2. NSFA Strategic Plan Focus Group Session

    October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  3. NSFA Strategic Plan Focus Group Session

    October 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Cumberland County Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  5. Lunenburg Queens Federation of Agriculture Annual Meeting

    October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

contact

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

Phone – 902-893-2293
Fax – 902-893-7063
E-mailinfo@nsfa-fane.ca