Environmental Damages Fund: project map

Interactive map of current and completed projects funded under the Environmental Damages Fund program, including project descriptions.

Organization Funding year Title Status EDF funding contribution Project description Project category Province
Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. (ACAP Humber Arm) 2015–2016 Connectivity Assessment and Action Plan for Western Newfoundland Completed $16,000.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] This project surveyed waterways in the Bay of Islands area and identified blockages in the water flow that affect fish migration, spawning and feeding. It developed an action plan to prioritize 20 sites for future removal/restoration initiatives. Three of these initiatives have been completed. Research and Development NL
Comité ZIP du lac Saint-Pierre 2015–2016 Prevention and monitoring of water chestnuts in Lake Saint-Pierre Completed $9,000.00 [May 2016 to September 2016] The program prevented the growth of water chestnuts, an invasive species, in Lake Saint-Pierre. Through public education and monitoring, the organization installed control measures to prevent this species from becoming established in the lake. Education and Awareness PQ
Explos-Nature, volet Observatoire d’oiseaux de Tadoussac 2015–2016 Monitoring and interpretation program for the Northern Saw-whet Owl and the Boreal Owl at the Observatoire d'oiseaux de Tadoussac (OOT) Completed $6,000.00 [September 2016 to October 2016] This project is part of a nocturnal (at night) banding program for the Northern Saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) and the Boreal owl (Aegolius funereus). An interactive nighttime activity allowed visitors to help band these little owls. A new educational component about Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act (WAPPRIITA) explained how the capture, possession and routing of Canadian and foreign species, such as boreal owls, is strictly regulated. Education and Awareness PQ
Nature NB 2016–2017 Protecting Migratory Bird in Southern NB through enhanced research and public awareness Ongoing $125,000.00 [August 2016 to August 2019]This project educates the public about the importance of protecting migratory birds and their habitat. It also supports the research programs of the Point Lepreau Bird Observatory and the Greenlaw Mountain Hawk Watch along the Bay of Fundy. Research and Development NB
Trout Unlimited Canada Prince County Chapter 2016–2017 Restoration of Kennedy Road Branch, Trout River, Prince Edward Island Completed $30,000.00 [August 2016 to March 2019] This project restores fish habitat and passage in the Trout River to make one branch a safe haven for salmon and trout. The project removes blockages and installs brush mats to trap debris, which could reduce the risk of fish kills. Restoration PE
Conseil de gouvernance de l'eau des bassins versants de la rivière Saint-François (COGESAF) 2016–2017 Improvement of Wood Turtle Habitat in the Tomifobia River Valley Ongoing $38,570.00 [June 2016 to March 2019] Severe flooding and erosion affect wood turtle habitat. The project is restoring wetlands in the Tomifobia River. The project will restore and change culverts to allow the turtles to move more freely. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
Comité ZIP du Sud-de-l’Estuaire 2016–2017 Restoration of the eelgrass bed in the Pointe-au-Père cove Ongoing $105,939.00 [September 2016 to December 2018] This project restores weakened marine eelgrass at Point-au-Père cove by transplanting healthy eelgrass from a donor meadow in Rimouski Bay. Restoring this ecosystem is a slow process, but it still supports a wide variety of wildlife species. Restoration PQ
FaunENord 2016–2017 Establishing of artificial structures promoting Bank Swallow nesting Ongoing $40,134.00 [September 2016 to August 2018] This project worked to increase birth rates of the bank swallow in Nord-du-Québec and Montérégie. The project installed artificial nests to provide permanent habitats for breeding swallows. The project worked to determine the possibility of establishing new colonies. Restoration PQ
Regroupement QuébecOiseaux 2016–2017 Establishing of independent structures promoting Barn Swallow nesting Ongoing $32,750.00 [September 2016 to August 2018] This project supports the nesting of barn swallows in the fields of Montérégie. Five artificial nests will be installed. The project will determine if it is possible for nesting habitats to coexist with modern farming practices. Restoration PQ
Conservation de la nature 2016–2017 Raising awareness among the municipalities, RCMs and private landowners about the removal of beaver dams in the Blanding’s turtle habitat in the Outaouais Completed $19,824.00 [August 2016 to March 2019] This project works to raise awareness in the Ottawa Valley about how dismantling beaver dams can affect the Blanding's turtle. Outreach activities focus on water level control solutions that do not harm turtles. This work will limit or reduce the loss of quality habitat for turtles. Education and Awareness PQ
Water First (previously Tin Roof Global) 2016–2017 The Community Based Walleye Spawning Habitat Restoration Project for the Kipawa Area Completed $146,333.00 [August 2016 to June 2019] This project stabilizes walleye populations in Lake Kipawa. The project works with Eagle Village First Nation on spawning habitat restoration projects. It also increases awareness of and stewardship of walleye habitat among the Eagle Valley First Nation members. Research and Development PQ
FaunENord 2015–2016 Bank Swallow nesting in northern Quebec. Completed $309,478.00 [April 2017 to March 2018]This project had 2 main objectives. The first objective was to remove green crabs from high-risk eelgrass habitats in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The second was to assess the size and extent of eelgrass habitat at crab-invaded sites. The program used drones to assess invaded sites and set priorities for restoration. Education and Awareness PQ
Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources, Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland 2017–2018 Restoration of Eelgrass Habitat and Prioritization of Fish Habitat Conservation Areas Completed $25,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018]This project had 2 main objectives. The first objective was to remove green crabs from high-risk eelgrass habitats in Fortune Bay, Newfoundland. The second was to assess the size and extent of eelgrass habitat at crab-invaded sites. The program used drones to assess invaded sites and set priorities for restoration. Restoration NL
Clean Nova Scotia 2017–2018 Atlantic Reef Ball Program: Restoration of Habitat in the Narrows Region of the Halifax Harbour Ongoing $98,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2021] Artificial reefs shelter and protect resident and migratory fish species, crustaceans, and mollusks. This program installs reef balls in the Halifax Harbour to create and restore marine habitat. These reef balls will complete a network of over 7.5 hectares of reef structures in Halifax Harbour. Restoration NS
Maliseet Nation Conservation Council 2017–2018 Saint John River Management Planning Completed $55,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project developed an International Watershed Management workshop to gain information about issues in the Upper Saint John River Basin watershed. The program worked with the Madawaska Maliseet First Nation. It created a sustainable business model to continue the important work of watershed management. Environmental Quality Improvement NB
Pictou County Rivers Association 2017–2018 Fish Habitat Restoration in the West River Watershed, Pictou County, Nova Scotia Completed $25,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project worked to restore Six-Mile Brook by reducing the buildup of material in the stream system. This helps restore 800 square meters of good spawning and nursery habitat for Atlantic salmon and speckled trout. Restoration NS
Nature Quebec 2016–2017 Preservation of swallows in the Marais-de-la-baie-de-L'Isle-Verte IBA (Important Bird Area) Completed $15,000.00 [May 2017 to March 2019] This project protects and enhances the breeding habitat of four species of swallows: bank swallows, barn swallows, American cliff swallows and tree swallows, in the Important Bird Area (IBA) of Marais-de-la-Baie-de-L'Isle-Verte. The program will create action plans to ensure the Rivière Verte bank swallow colony continues to thrive. The presence of the American cliff swallow will be documented to ensure its protection in the IBA. Restoration PQ
Équipe des chefs de file de l’Acadie des terres et forêts 2016–2017 Ensure sound management of the fish habitat in the Upper St. Lawrence Completed $200,000.00 [May 2017 to March 2019] This project restores and promotes the restoration of 20 problematic  areas in the Iroquis and Madawaska sub-basins that provide trout habitat. Integrated planning briefs are developed to help manage these habitats, with the help of partners and the public. The program will invite property owners near a riverbank to help with the restoration activities. Restoration NB
The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq 2017–2018 Barneys River Atlantic Salmon Monitoring and Habitat Restoration Completed $28,139.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project worked to help recover the Northumberland Straight Atlantic salmon population. It restored and monitored fish habitat by removing illegally dumped waste and by installing structures to aid migrating fish in the Barneys River watershed. Restoration NS
Nova Scotia Nature Trust 2017–2018 Conserving Hemeon's Head Migratory Bird Habitat through Community Stewardship Completed $17,000.00 [April 2017 to March 2018] This project assessed and restored migratory bird habitat by removing invasive species and marine debris. It also developed a plan for the long-term restoration and conservation of Hemeon's Head. The program engaged the public in education sessions. Restoration NS
Seneca College 2015–2016 Environmental Awareness and Best Practices for the Canadian Dry Cleaning Industry Completed $131,519.00 [May 2016 to March 2018] This project developed videos to promote best practices for dry cleaning. The topics included wet cleaning, tetrachloroethylene (PERC) use and alternative solvents. The bilingual videos are available on the Green Citizen website. A one-day webinar was held at Seneca College. Education and Awareness CA
University of Saskatchewan 2015–2016 A water quality monitoring system of the Qu'Appelle River catchment for long term water management policy development Completed $309,478.00 [April 2016 to March 2019] This project is installing a system to measure the water quality of the Qu'Appelle River. It is also developing a decision tool that will help strike a balance between economic development, social harmony and environmental integrity. Research and Development CA
University of Northern British Columbia 2015–2016 Evaluating the resiliency of aquatic ecosystems to a catastrophic mine tailings spill event: The 2014 mount Polley incident in the Quesnel River Watershed, British Columbia Ongoing $797,580.00 [April 2016 to March 2019] In 2014, a tailings pond breach caused mining waste and wastewater to flow into the Quesnel River Basin. This project is assessing the short- and long-term recovery of this area. Project results will help set restoration priorities and help guide future mining policy directives. Research and Development CA
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue 2015–2016 Using remote sensing in ecological planning at the scale of industrial development in northern Canada Ongoing $276,500.00 [July 2016 to March 2019] This project promotes the co-existence of biodiversity (variety of species), conservation and industrial development in northern Canada, including northern Québec. It uses remote sensing technology to identify sites that have a large variety of species and are also likely to have rare species. Research and Development CA
University of Guelph 2015–2016 Microbial consortia in mining waste rock: understanding microbial dynamics to optimize metal recovery, minimize metal migration and facilitate revegetation in cold environments Ongoing $665,608.00 [Apr 2016 - Mar 2020] This project studies the possibility of using microorganisms to undo the effects of mining in the boreal zone of Canada. These microscopic organisms have the potential to fix damaged environments by breaking down or stabilizing metals in the soil. Research and Development CA
Water First 2015–2016 The Community Based Walleye Spawning Area Restoration Project for Lake Temagami Area Completed $88,662.00 [March 2016 to December 2017] This project restored streambed and banks at 3 walleye spawning sites in Lake Temagami. The goal was to reduce sedimentation and erosion. Temagami First Nation Elders and youth were involved in this collaborative, community-based project through volunteer and employment opportunities. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority 2015–2016 Erosion Restoration in the Callander Bay-Wasi Watershed Completed $88,500.00 [March 2016 to October 2017] This project improved fish habitat in the Callander-Wasi watershed by engaging property owners to restore shorelines. It also educated the public about the importance of preventing erosion. Restoration ON
rare Charitable Research Reserve 2015–2016 Habitat and Channel Restoration of Bauman Creek Completed $11,685.00 [Apr 2016 - Mar 2017] The project restored Bauman Creek, creating valuable Brook Trout habitat. This was achieved by re-aligning the creek and improving habitat with tree and shrub planting. Restoration ON
Ontario Streams 2015–2016 Ontario Streams Fish Habitat Enhancement and Rehabilitation Initiative 2016 Completed $18,315.00 [April 2016 to March 2017] The project rehabilitated and improved in-stream habitat within the Lake Ontario watershed (Don River, Rough River and Humber River). It achieved this by working with community volunteers to stabilize streambanks, remove blockages, and plant native trees and shrubs. Restoration ON
Rural Lambton Stewardship Network 2016–2017 Sydenham River Nutrient Reduction Initiative/Matlovich Property Completed $20,000.00 [July 2016 to February 2017] This project improved biodiversity (variety of species) in the Sydenham River region. It restored native tallgrass prairie and wetlands to create habitat for wildlife. The public and corporate partners were encouraged to get involved in these conservation initiatives. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Junction Creek Stewardship Committee 2016–2017 Pollution reduction using Low Impact Development Completed $6,671.00 [September 2016 to September 2017] This project used low impact development (LID) techniques to prevent and clean up pollution in the Junction Creek area. It restored the riverbank of Junction Creek by working with volunteers to clean up garbage and plant along the shoreline. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association 2016–2017 Manitoulin Streams Habitat Restoration 2017 Completed $100,000.00 [April 2017 to August 2018] This project restored the shoreline banks on the Mindemoya River and installed riverbank protection on the Grimesthorpe Creek. It worked with M’Chigeeng First Nation and Wikwemikong First Nation to help Lakeview School students restore M'Chigeeng Creek through educational awareness. Restoration ON
Nickel District Conservation Authority 2016–2017 Pollution reduction using Low Impact Development Ongoing $86,629.00 [January 2018 to July 2019] This project reduces pollution in the City of Greater Sudbury by using a low impact development (LID) system to capture and treat storm water. The LID system will allow contaminants in storm water to settle before entering local water bodies. This will improve water quality, decrease peak flows during rain events and allow groundwater to recharge. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Carleton University 2017–2018 Mitigating Methane Emissions from Landfills in Ontario using an Engineered Biocover Ongoing $70,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2020] This project studies the efficiency of an engineered landfill cover as a way to reduce methane emissions from landfills in Ontario. A study at Ridge Road Landfill in Ottawa is looking for ways to improve cover designs that perform over the long term and adapt to climate. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Ontario Streams 2017–2018 York Region Water Quality Improvement and Pollution Prevention 2018-2019 Completed $45,813.00 [April 2018 to March 2019] This project reduces the negative effects of pollution from urban and agricultural landscapes along streams within York Region. Controlling erosion and creating better riverbank buffers will improve water quality and reduce pollution, and provide opportunity for community engagement. Restoration ON
Lakehead Region Conservation Authority 2017–2018 Neebing River Watershed Wetland Evaluation, Lake Superior Watershed Completed $67,662 [April 2018 to March 2019] This project assesses wetlands in the Thunder Bay area to ensure their long-term protection under the Conservation Authorities Act. This information will be used to guide future development in wetland areas. About 3 500 hectares will be assessed and protected from future development. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Garden River First Nation 2017–2018 Bailey Bridge Slope Remediation Ongoing $110,250.00 [January 2018 to March 2020] This project is working to protect and restore habitat for endangered Lake Sturgeon and Wood Turtle in the Garden River First Nation territories. Community members are being engaged in efforts to repair and restore the severely eroded Bailey Bridge slope. Restoration ON
Alderville Black Oak Savanna 2017–2018 Stream to Shore Ongoing $82,640.00 [April 2018 to March 2020] This project is improving water quality and restoring 2.75 hectares of habitat for species at risk in the Alderville First Nation territory within the Lower Trent Watershed. A long-term restoration strategy is being created. Community members and Indigenous youth are being engaged in volunteer opportunities to support the project. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Pine River Watershed Initiative Network 2017–2018 Protecting Mature Riparian Forest Area on the Pine River Ongoing $33,850.00 [April 2018 to March 2020] This project is improving water quality in the South Pine River, which is part of the Pine River Watershed. More than 25 hectares will be improved and will help filter and prevent agricultural nutrients and toxins from entering the river. Restoration ON
Trout Unlimited Canada 2015–2016 Chipman Creek Restoration Initiative Completed $24,000.00 [July 2016 to March 2018] This project restored streams in the Chipman Creek area to improve water quality and fish habitat for the threatened Bull Trout and Westslope Cutthroat Trout. The project engaged local groups to identify the areas in need of restoration and monitor the results of restoration. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society 2015–2016 Fish habitat conservation through riparian habitat improvements in the Athabasca River watershed. Completed $44,900.00 [May 2016 to March 2018] This project improved fish habitat management in the Athabasca River watershed. It identified current issues around land use management, suggested potential solutions, and helped implement changes to improve fish habitat. Educational activities highlighted the importance of fish and fish habitat management. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Agroforestry and Woodlot Extension Society 2015–2016 Riparian restoration in the Battle River Sub-basin through reforestation and improved management. Completed $61,572.90 [February 2016 to September 2018] This project improved riverbed ecosystems in the Battle River sub-basin. It improved water quality, decreased localized flooding, and increased wildlife habitat. Awareness of related environmental issues will be shared through community outreach. Restoration AB
Municipal District of Bonnyville No.87 2015–2016 Crane Lake Riparian Restoration and Preservation Program Completed $106,124.00 [April 2016 to October 2018] This project introduces ways to manage riverbeds and create a process to standardize shoreline development. It will host outreach sessions to share information with community members on best management practices. The data collected will be used to establish ways to develop lakes and inform restoration activities. Education and Awareness AB
University of Saskatchewan 2015–2016 Development of a fish biomonitoring program for northern Saskatchewan Completed $124,220 [April 2016 to September 2019] This project created a system to assess the effects of human stressors on fish habitat in Northern Saskatchewan. This project sampled areas affected by ongoing industrial activities to determine how the health of these sites compared to natural or pristine sites. Research and Development SK
Carrot River Valley Watershed Association Inc. 2015–2016 Wakaw Lake Shoreline Assessment & Outreach Project Completed $11,830.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] This project engaged shoreline property owners, local municipalities, and the community to assess and protect Wakaw Lake ecosystems. It conducted shoreline assessments to strengthen conservation and protection efforts and improve the aquatic health of Wakaw Lake and the entire river system. Restoration SK
Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards Inc. 2015–2016 Lake Shoreline Outreach Project Completed $23,950.00 [May 2016 to January 2017] This project protected and improved surface water quality and aquatic health in 6 lakes. The project conducted shoreline assessments and, through public engagement sessions, educated shoreline property owners about the health of their lake and shorelines. Environmental Quality Improvement SK
Evergreen (Vancouver) 2015–2016 Serpentine River Salmon Habitat Restoration Completed $15,075.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] This project restored riverbanks to improve fish habitat downstream from the Tynehead Hatchery. It removed invasive plants, reduced erosion and created fish habitat. The project benefits fish species such as the Coho, Chinook, Chum and Steelhead. Restoration BC
Corporation of Delta 2015–2016 Cougar Creek Watershed Project Ongoing $70,000.00 [May 2016 to March 2020] This project conserves and enhances fish habitat by increasing habitat diversity in parts of the Cougar Creek system. It is developing a channel relocation project to create more habitat, and to help reduce the impacts of flooding. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2015–2016 Lower Columbia River Aquatic Invasive Species Reduction Program Completed $74,868.00 [May 2016 to March 2018] This project restored fish habitat in the Columbia River. The project developed a program to restore native fish habitat in the Lower Columbia River, near Castlegar, and to address the effects of invasive species. Restoration BC
Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS) 2015–2016 Anderson Creek Salmon Habitat Restoration and Stewardship Completed $34,908.00 [May 2016 to March 2019] This project is restoring and enhancing salmon habitat in Anderson Creek. The project aims to control erosion on two sites and place large woody debris to improve instream habitat for salmon and relocate a walking trail. The project will also remove invasive species, replacing them with native plants. Restoration BC
Ktunaxa Nation Council (Canadian Columbia River Inter-tribal Fisheries Commission) 2015–2016 Habitat availability and food web potential of anadromous fish to transboundary white sturgeon Completed $25,132.00 [May 2016 to March 2017] Salmon were once abundant in the Columbia River Basin and contributed to the food-web. This project reintroduced young salmon into the Columbia River Basin. It also increased nutrients in the basin to aid in the recovery of white sturgeon. Research and Development BC
Fort Nelson First Nation 2015–2016 Restoration of damaged wetlands through the mobilization of traditional knowledge with science Completed $50,000 [June 2016 to April 2017] This project is restoring and conserving damaged habitat for migratory birds, waterfowl and other important water species. Using traditional ecological knowledge and scientific techniques and methods, the project helps maintain and improve the health of culturally and regionally important species, including moose and beavers. Restoration BC
Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre Inc. 2016–2017 Wildlife Haven Wildlife Rescue Completed $65,076.00 [November 2016 to June 2017] This rescue group worked to protect wildlife from environmental damage by improving onsite assessments and available supplies. The project trained staff and volunteers on the proper techniques of de-oiling wildlife and developed programming for the Education Centre. Education and Awareness MB
North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance 2016–2017 Physical Fish Habitat Survey and Riparian Health Assessment Leading to Restoration of Fish Habitat and Spawning Areas in the Sturgeon River Watershed in Alberta Completed $147,000.00 [July 2016 to June 2018] This project assessed the riverbank areas of the Sturgeon River. The project assessed and identified high-priority areas that need to be restored, improved or protected to create healthy riverbank areas critical for the protection of fish habitat. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Yukon Invasive Species Council (YISC) 2016–2017 Restoration of Range Point Park Access Ongoing $33,500.00 [April 2018 to December 2021] The project reduces the harmful effects of agricultural pesticides on the aquatic ecosystems of tributaries of the St. Lawrence River near Montreal. With the help of partners, the program is developing a global and integrated model for assessing the impacts of pesticides on the health of aquatic ecosystems. Restoration YT
CREPPA - Université du Québec à Montréal 2018-2019 Evaluation of the issues, sources and impacts of pesticides on the quality of the aquatic ecosystem of the St. Lawrence River in the Montreal area Ongoing $300,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2019] This project focuses on improving air quality by planting 1,000 trees on deforested sites in the southwest and west of Montreal. The project will deliver an education component on the importance of protecting the environment and the ecological benefits of a diverse urban forest. Research and Development PQ
Groupe de recherche appliquée en macroécologie 2018–2019 We’re greening here! - Phase 2 Completed $60,000.00 [November 2017 to March 2023] The project is working to better understand how sewer overflows pollute the coastline of the island of Montreal. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
Société pour Vaincre la Pollution 2018–2019 Overflow infrastructure monitoring Completed $65,700.00 [November 2017 to June 2019] The project is working to better understand how sewer overflows pollute the coastline of the island of Montreal. Environmental Quality Improvement
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Institut national de la recherche scientifique 2018–2019 Towards the restoration and protection of fish habitats affected by mining in the north: focus on the Caniapiscau River watershed Ongoing $1,538,676.00 [May 2018 to March 2022] This project studies how the Caniapiscau watershed has been affected by mining. The project focuses on restoring and protecting fish habitats, and encouraging cooperation between local communities and project stakeholders. Research and Development PQ
Water First 2018–2019 The Community Based Fish Habitat Restoration & Education Project (Caniapiscau River Watershed) Ongoing $500,000.00 [March 2018 to March 2021] This project is increasing and stabilizing fish populations in the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach traditional territory waterways. It will deliver an educational program on fish stewardship to 5 Indigenous communities across northern Quebec and Labrador. Restoration PQ
Kativik Regional Government (KRG) 2018–2019 Inventory and Restoration of Abandoned Outfitting Camps in the Caniapiscau Watershed Region of Nunavik Ongoing $1,451,324.00 [July 2018 to March 2023] The project is creating an inventory of the outfitting camps in the Nunavik Sector of the Caniapiscau River watershed. It is cleaning up and restoring the affected environment so it is safe for human use. Environmental Quality Improvement PQ
Institut national de la recherche scientifique 2018–2019 Nanostructured visible light-driven heterojunction for photocatalysts for water treatment Ongoing $539,500.00 [July 2018 to June 2022] This project explores how light alters materials, with the goal of creating a new hybrid system to treat water pollutants. It will assess the performance of new wastewater treatment structures. Research and Development PQ
Université du Québec à Rimouski 2018–2019 Behavioural and physiological responses of cultured bivalves to harmful algal blooms: early warning system and risk assessment Ongoing $537,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2021] This project studies how cultured mollusks react to common toxic algae found in Atlantic Canada. Atlantic deep-sea scallop and blue mussel will be introduced to Alexandrium tamarense, a type of marine plankton that is primarily responsible for harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Canada. The goal is to develop a system of early warning and risk assessment. Research and Development PQ
Institut de développement durable des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador (IDDPNQL) 2018–2019 Circuit rider for mining sector training and abandoned site restoration project Ongoing $1,600,000.00 [April 2018 to March 2022] This group works with First Nations communities to raise awareness of the potential effects of mining sites on the environment and on human health. The project will help build capacity to identify and restore hazardous abandoned mining sites and materials. Education and Awareness PQ
BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure 2018–2019 Heart Creek 2 - Fish Passage Improvements Ongoing $149,079 [July 2018 to November 2018] This project aims to restore fish habitat and improve fish access to increased habitat in the upper portion of the Columbia River watershed. The project will remove a fish barrier in Heart Creek to help Kokanee, Bull Trout, and Rainbow Trout access Heart Creek where upstream habitat has been inaccessible. Restoration BC
Okanagan Nation Alliance 2018–2019 Kokanee Access Restoration - Bonanza, Deer and Eagle Creeks Ongoing $248,040 [August 2018 to March 2022] This project aims to improve fish habitat in the Columbia River and Kootenay River watersheds. The project will restore fish habitat and connectivity in Bonanza, Deer, and Eagle Creeks to improve habitat for spawning Kokanee, Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout. Restoration BC
BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy 2018–2019 Remediation of Columbia River white sturgeon spawning habitat Ongoing $796,000 [September 2018 to March 2022] This project aims to restore White Sturgeon habitat to facilitate the reproduction and survival of juvenile White Sturgeon in the Columbia River. Restoration BC
Ministry of Forests Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development 2018–2019 Conserving Aquatic Ecosystems in the Kootenay and Columbia Watersheds: Suppression of the Invasive American Bullfrog Ongoing $253,250 [April 2019 to March 2023] This project aims to conserve fish habitat and create a secure area where the endangered Northern Leopard Frog can thrive in the Columbia River and Kootenay River watersheds. The project will conserve aquatic habitat and aims to suppress the intrusion of the invasive American Bullfrog. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
Ktunaxa Nation Council 2018–2019 Columbia River Chinook Salmon habitat restoration and adaptive management framework Ongoing $570,844 [September 2018 to March 2022] This project aims to prioritize actions and develop standard methods to support the reintroduction of Chinook Salmon in the lower Columbia River region. The project will develop a framework that will guide technical work to support these efforts. Research & Development BC
Salmo Watershed Streamkeepers Society 2018–2019 Salmo River Watershed Instream Restoration Program Ongoing $218,887 [July 2018 to March 2021] This project aims to increase instream habitat for Bull Trout and Rainbow Trout in the Columbia River watershed. The project will reactivate side channel habitats and stabilize eroding banks to restore the habitat. Restoration BC
Lower Kootenay Band 2018–2019 Goat River South Channel Restoration Project Ongoing $618,900 [August 2018 to March 2021] This project aims to improve fish habitat in the Kootenay River watershed. The project will restore year-round flows in the South Channel and restoring ecosystem function of the bottomlands of the Goat River – South Channel. Restoration BC
Acadia University 2018-2019 Post-breeding and early migration movements, and habitat use for four declining swallow species Ongoing $40,000.00 [September 2018 to December 2019] This project will identify the movements and key habitats of four endangered swallows following their breeding season in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. This is a critical time for survival, and project research will help inform conservation efforts for these declining migratory bird species. Research and Development NB
Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. (ACAP Humber Arm) 2018-2019 Spatial and Temporal Interactions, American Lobster and Aquatic Invasive Species Green Crab Ongoing $35,000.00 [November 2018 to March 2020] This project will identify the potential impact of the invasive species green crab on lobster in Newfoundland. Project research on the interactions between species will help improve efforts to protect both lobster, and its habitat. Research and Development NL
Conseil de gestion durable du lac Saint-Jean 2018-2019 Monitoring of Annual Abundance of Littoral Forage Fish in Lake Saint-Jean Ongoing $112,500.00 [September 2018 to March 2022] MELCC and MFFP will carry out a project in partnership with Rio Tinto Alcan to acquire knowledge on the prey species of small fish in Lake Saint-Jean. The project results will be used to measure the success of future lake management actions. Research and Development PQ
Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq 2018-2019 East River Tributary Remediation Completed $30,402.00 [July 2018 to March 2019] This project will improve Atlantic salmon and other salmonid habitat through stream restoration and monitoring in the East River, Pictou. Research and Development NS
Pictou County Rivers Association 2018-2019 Fish Habitat Restoration in the West River Watershed, Pictou County Completed $20,000.00 [July 2018 to March 2019] This project will protect and restore spawning and nursery fish habitat in rivers located in Pictou County. Research and Development NS
Royal Ontario Museum 2018-2019 Underwater rainforests: perils of the decline of coral reefs Ongoing $25,000.00 (August 2019-June 2019) This project will raise awareness of the effects of human impacts on tropical corals, coral-reef fishes, and of Canadian deep-water corals. Education and Awareness ON
University of Waterloo 2018-2019 Restoration of Peatland Ecosystems Impacted by Linear Disturbances within Subwatersheds of the North Saskatchewan River Watershed, Alberta, Canada Ongoing $200,000.00 [September 2018 to August 2021] This project is restoring peatlands that have been disturbed by linear disturbances, such as seismic lines and winter roads. The project will research the peatland restoration techniques that are best suited to the area, and may include activities such as tree planting and fertilization. Restoration AB
Trout Unlimited Canada 2018-2019 Upper North Saskatchewan Watershed Rehabilitation Project Ongoing $91,200.00 [July 2018 to March 2020] This project is working to restore riverbank and aquatic health in the North Saskatchewan River Watershed. Activities will be focused in areas important for native salmonids, a family of fish that includes salmon, trout, chars, and freshwater whitefishes. The project aims to first identify high priority locations where riverbank and aquatic health is being negatively impacted. Then these areas will be repaired using bio-engineering solutions such as willow staking and cattle fencing. The community will be engaged through the media and volunteer days. Restoration AB
Assiniboine Park Conservancy Inc. 2018-2019 Poweshiek Skipperling Recovery Project Ongoing $50,000.00 [July 2018 to March 2020] This project is working to increase the local, wild Poweshiek skipperling butterfly population to healthy, stable levels in Manitoba. The project aims to complete the first-ever release of captive farmed Poweshiek back into the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve. The project will monitor the release of the butterfly into the wild, research egg laying habits and improve early larval survival and hatching success by developing an off-site conservation program at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. Restoration MB
ACAP Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc. 2019-2020 Agriculture and the Riparian Zone: Ecological Assessment and Restoration Ongoing $115,000.00 [June 2019 to March 2021] This project will engage western Newfoundland’s agricultural sector to restore and protect the environment. The organization will conduct ten farm-based ecological assessments. Following the assessments, the project will conduct appropriate restoration activities to improve fish habitat, lower in-stream temperatures and reduce flooding. These activities may include planting and fencing, reducing fecal bacteria, nutrient loading, erosion, siltation, pollution run-off and invasive species. Restoration NL
WWF-Canada 2019-2020 Parkers Brook Habitat Restoration for Arctic Char Ongoing $85,000.00 [July 2019 to March 2022] Facilitated by WWF-Canada, this project will restore critical coastal habitat for a unique localized population of Arctic Char (Salvelinus alpinus) in Parker’s Brook. The project will ensure the migratory pathway is protected from blockages caused by erosion and siltation in the river system and will benefit Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) returning to the river. Restoration NL
Bay St. George South Area Development Association 2019-2020 Develop Habitat Assessment for Aquatic Species in Rivers of Bay St. George Ongoing $35,000.00 [June 2019 to December 2019] This project aims to develop habitat conservation and improvement plans for rivers in the Bay St. George area. This will be done by gathering existing habitat data and conducting surveys of the tributary streams to make an inventory of habitat factors that could be affecting Atlantic Salmon migration to spawning grounds, as well as the conservation of other aquatic species. Restoration NL
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - NL and Labrador 2019-2020 Coastal Seabird Habitat Improvement for Avalon Peninsula Ongoing $89,000.00 [June 2019 to December 2021] This project is an education and awareness program targeting coastal communities and businesses about the harmful effects of lighting on Leach’s Storm-Petrels. The project will help identify ways to reduce the number of strandings, including the use of LED lighting, shading, and alternative sources, among others. Education & Awareness and Research & Development NL
Bird Studies Canada 2019-2020 Launching the First Newfoundland Breeding Bird Atlas to Improve Protection of Newfoundland’s Bird Communities in Terrestrial, Coastal and Marine Ecosystems Ongoing $81,391.35 [June 2019-March 2021] This project will document the distribution, abundance, and status of breeding birds in insular Newfoundland through the production of a Breeding Bird Atlas. The atlas will benefit the environment by collecting the information needed to allow for informed decision-making in regard to conservation, management and policy related to breeding bird populations, including species at risk, at multiple spatial scales. Research and Development NL
Acadia University 2019-2020 Examining the upstream passage of migrating fish through the White Rock dam in the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia Ongoing $50,000.00 [July 2019 to March 2021] This project will examine upstream migration timing and passage success of Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) at the White Rock Dam on the Gaspereau River, Nova Scotia. To test the stress of migration, the research team will tag Alewife with Passive Integrated Transponder (PIT) tags, track their movement with an antenna system, and conduct biological sampling for physiological stress markers. The research has the potential to aid Nova Scotia Power in the management of fish passageways for upstream migrating fish species, including Alewife and possibly others like the endangered spawning Atlantic salmon. Research and Development NS
Nova Scotia Salmon Association 2019-2020 South River Natural Channel Restoration and Riparian Reforestation Ongoing $30,000.00 [June 2019 to October 2021] This project aims to restore Atlantic salmon and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) habitat by improving spawning substrates and juvenile breeding habitats. This project will also work to improve adult salmon migration through the creation of holding pools for adult fish. The project will apply fish habitat restoration techniques like stream-bank stabilization to reduce erosion, installing of rock sills and deflectors to re-establish the meander and stream bottom profile and riverbank vegetation regrowth. The creation of pools and increased stability of the channel bank will be viewed as successful outcomes of the project. Restoration NS
Institut de développement durable des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador (IDDNLPQ) 2019-2020 Restoration of Abandoned Sites – Atikamekw Traditional Territory Ongoing $130,000.00 [June 2019 to March 2021] This project aims to rehabilitate degraded sites in the Atikamekw traditional territory (Nitaskinan). The project will provide a mapping inventory of orphaned sites, such as abandoned forest camps, mineral exploration sites, wild deposits, abandoned oil reservoirs, for the propose of restoration. The project will engage the community through public meetings to draw on their knowledge and maximize restoration efforts. The organization will work with First Nations communities throughout the project. Restoration QC
Société Provancher 2019-2020 Control of Invasive Alien Plants and Restoration of the Exceptional Areas of the Société Provancher Ongoing $35,000.00 [June 2019 to March 2021] This project aims to restore and protect habitats on the sites managed by Société Provancher through the control of invasive species, especially the common reeds and Japanese knotweed. Restoration activities will be implemented following an intervention protocol recently developed specifically for the special conditions of these environments and developed by a committee of scientific experts. Restoration QC
Fédération de l’UPA de Montérégie 2019-2020 Showcase and Promotion Project for the Improvement of Aquatic and Grassland Habitats in the Pot au Beurre River Watershed Ongoing $66,080.00 [June 2019 to June 2020] This project targets aquatic and rural habitats of threatened, troubled and local species in the Pot au Beurre River watershed. This project aims to raise awareness among agricultural stakeholders on best practices to improve the natural habitat in this watershed. Through this project, a series of wildlife management projects such as shoreline improvement will be carried out. New developments will then be used for training activities on best practices and to encourage stakeholders to make other wildlife developments in this watershed. Restoration and Education and Awareness QC
Water First Education and Training Inc. 2019-2020 A Community Based Fish Habitat Restoration & Education Project in Lac Simard area Ongoing $108,920.00 [June 2019 to June 2021] Water First will partner with Long Point First Nation to improve fish habitat on the Nation’s traditional territories. The project aims to restore two walleye spawning areas in the Lake Simard area by removing sediment from spawning substrate, stabilizing the shoreline to prevent erosion and sedimentation, and creating optimal spawning substrate. The project will hire and train community members from Long Point First Nation in the assessment, planning, execution and monitoring of restoration activities for walleye spawning habitat. Restoration and Education and Awareness QC
Éco-Nature 2019-2020 Riverbank Restoration Between 8th and 9th Avenues in Laval Ongoing $25,000.00 [June 2019 to December 2020] This project aims to restore and sustain wildlife habitat along the Mille Îles River in Laval. Project activities include removing an asphalt surface from the shoreline, restoring the original natural plant succession, and stabilizing the bank using techniques inspired by plant engineering to recreate quality wildlife habitats. By transforming a highly artificial environment into a natural environment of quality, the shoreline and coastline will return to their original ecological functions and the habitat will once again be favourable to the rich fauna and flora of the region. Restoration QC
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority 2019-2020 Creating Healthy Waters, Habitats, and Communities in the Nottawasaga Valley and South Georgian Bay Ongoing $138,777.00 [June 2019 to March 2022] This project aims to engage Nottawasaga Valley watershed residents to implement over 20 water quality improvement and on-the-ground habitat restoration projects. Approximately 44 hectares will be restored by increasing forest cover in critical groundwater recharge areas to increase infiltration and reduce flood potential. Over three kilometres of stream bank will be restored to provide shade for aquatic habitat. Environmental Quality Improvement ON
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 2019-2020 Removing mineral footprint and restoring ecohydrologic functions of freshwater peatlands affected by in-situ oil and gas activities in northern Alberta Ongoing $349,025.00 [July 2019 to September 2023] The project’s overall objective is to reclaim mineral features (well pads and access roads used for resource extraction) that have been built in boreal peatlands which will reduce the negative impact of mineral fill on peatland hydrology, chemistry, and vegetation. Planned activities include selecting suitable study sites, completing a pre-restoration assessment and instrumentation, completing reclamation of the well pads, including civil earth work and revegetation, monitoring and assessing hydrology, chemistry, and vegetation. Restoration AB
Smokey Lake County 2019-2020 Mons Lake Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration Ongoing $115,000.00 [June 2019 to November 2020] The project aims to stabilize and restore ecological integrity to the decaying shoreline within the Mons Lake recreational area. Planned activities include the installation of stabilizing natural armour materials to ensure the restoration work on the riparian zone does not cause further damage to water quality, planting native grasses and willows to reinforce the bank and create a natural vegetation barrier, and creating managed access points along the water edge to protect public safety. Restoration AB
Trout Lake Unlimited 2019-2020 Cutthroat in Porcupine Hills Environmental Rehabilitation (CIPHER) Project Ongoing $109,810.00 [May 2019 to March 2022] The project aims to improve aquatic and riparian habitat in the Trout Creek watershed in Alberta to benefit Westslope Cutthroat Trout. The organization will work collaboratively with stakeholder groups, resource managers, and community members to implement a successful rehabilitation program, and increase public awareness on the threats facing native trout populations and what can be done to address them. Restoration AB
Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society (Cows and Fish) 2019-2020 Responding to Riparian Requests - Follow up to Benefit Riparian Ecosystems in Alberta Ongoing $336,165.00 [June 2019 to March 2020] The project aims to improve riparian health through improved knowledge, skills and implementation of management changes among local landowners. Planned activities include delivering outreach activities, identifying and working with landowners to select priority riparian areas and assess their health and management needs, restoring riparian areas through installation of three off-site watering systems, one km of fencing, and planting trees and shrubs. Environmental Quality Improvement AB
Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition 2019-2020 Peach-Salwein Salmon Habitat Restoration Ongoing $189,176.00 [June 2019 to May 2020] This project aims to protect, conserve or restore fish habitat in the Fraser River watershed. The project will restore and create new fish habitat by targeting off-channel flood plain habitat in the Vedder River. Project activities may include constructing a pond, constructing a stable outlet berm and weir, extending a groundwater channel, adding stream habitat enhancements such as boulders and large woody debris, addressing encroachment of reed canary grass, planting native species, managing invasive species through herbicide treatment and installing permanent signage. The project will result in the improvement of fish habitat for four species (chum, coho, sockeye salmon and Salish Sucker) in the Lower Fraser River watershed. Restoration BC
British Columbia Conservation Foundation 2019-2020 Lower Fraser Fish Habitat Inventory Update Ongoing $95,824.00 [June 2019 to June 2020] The project aims to prioritize fish-habitat restoration projects for areas affected by the negative impacts of human activities. The project will develop a mapping database available to stakeholders, all levels of government, and community groups that will help protect, conserve, and restore fish habitat in the Lower Fraser River watershed. Planned activities include Geographic Information System (GIS) and database contracts to analyze datasets from recent imagery/Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR). This information will be integrated with data from local governments and previously conducted fieldwork. Research and Development BC
Okanagan National Alliance 2019-2020 Fort Shepherd Conservancy Environmental Restoration Project Ongoing $30,750.00 [June 2019 to March 2020] The project aims to restore ecological function and improve the environmental quality of a 15-hectare area within the 890 hectares of Fort Shepherd Conservancy lands south of Trail, British Columbia, owned by The Land Conservancy of BC. Planned activities include conducting forest health surveys, replanting the micro-sites with native trees, conducting invasive plant inventories, manually removing noxious plants and developing long-term treatment prescriptions for all the proposed restoration areas. Environmental Quality Improvement BC
University of Waterloo 2019-2020 Characterization of fish habitat in Freshwater Creek, Cambridge Bay Ongoing $50,000.00 [June 2019 to March 2020] The project aims to characterize fish habitat and features that block migration for Arctic Char in Freshwater Creek and to increase monitoring capacity of local Nunavummiut. The project will deliver results that will guide future site-specific restoration work and incorporate local understanding of fish habitat condition. Planned activities include conducting a bathymetric survey and hydrogeological study, creating a model that will include a visual and topographic survey of the river corridor and show flow velocity, removing derelict vehicles and debris, installing erosion control blankets along riparian areas identified as part of the study, and planting indigenous shrubs and plants. Research and Development NU
Flying Dust First Nation 2019-2020 Flying Dust Riverbank Restoration Project Ongoing $150,000.00 [June 2019 to June 2021] The project aims to improve the quality of the water on the Flying Dust First Nation territory. The organization wants to gain a better understanding of the nearby Meadow Lake and Meadow River and decrease sedimentation by restoring habitat for fish, birds and other species in and around the local river. The project will focus on establishing baseline conditions of the river and lake, restoring a proposed site on the Flying Dust First Nation, and developing skills and increasing knowledge within the local community regarding the management of the water in order to inform and contribute to future riverbank restoration and preservation projects. Restoration SK
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