Habitat Restoration

The courses of the Sackville River and its feeder streams have been modified and straightened over the years. This has produced long stretches where the depth is uniform.

To support a healthy, diverse aquatic community, a river course must include areas that vary in current speed, depth and bottom composition.

  • Deep pools provide 

    • Shelter​ from predators

    • An unfrozen refuge in winter

  • Areas of gravel bottom are required by trout and salmon for spawning beds

 

Our restoration activities are intended to mitigate past damage to the Sackville River habitat by helping the river return to as natural a state as possible.

Installing a digger log
Installing a digger log

Water tumbling over the log creates a deep pool.

Digger Log Installation Complete
Digger Log Installation Complete

Digger log doing its thing!

Clearing Debris
Clearing Debris

Removing debris to allow passage of fish and other creatures

Installing a digger log
Installing a digger log

Water tumbling over the log creates a deep pool.