Build it and they will come – GINU Habitat Restoration

For the last four years, the GINU team and partners have been working hard to reconnect fish habitat fragmented by human activity such as culverts and dams. These obstacles prevent fish from reaching productive upstream habitats for feeding, rearing and overwintering.

Once the habitat has been reconnected, it is monitored to determine if new fish species are migrating upstream. We are very excited to report that juvenile Atlantic salmon are now populating three previously inaccessible streams: Black Brook and McDougall Brook near Kedgwick as well as Ruisseau Blais in Causapscal. This success renews our motivation to continue restoring fish habitat throughout the Restigouche and Chaleur Bay watersheds.