Adurt Brook Restoration Project

Restoration of Adurt Brook continued in 2019 with further notching of inactive beaver dams further upstream. Removal of pulpwood and larger pieces of debris were completed by Indian Bay Ecosystem Corporation staff and volunteers.

Two large rock cages were also placed within illegal entry points into Adurt Brook. This will force ATV users to use the bridge that was constructed in 2018 to cross the brook without going through a salmon run. We also hope the cages will help decrease flooding of the area, reducing high water levels from entering the trail system and flooding area downstream.

Project Term: May 1, 2019 – November 1, 2019

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The Adurt Brook Restoration Project (2018) has improved access and restoration of habitat for Atlantic salmon. Bridge upgrades and component replacement over Adurt Brook has allowed for safe crossing for ATV’s, which will reduce sediment and erosion from adversely impacting critical salmon habitat – ATV’s going through the brook.

In addition, three abandoned beaver dams upstream from the ATV bridge, which are causing blockages in Adurt Brook, have been removed/notched to allow the brook to return to its natural flow.

Project Term: May 1, 2018 – November 1, 2018


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The Adurt Brook Restoration Project re-established access and restored habitat for Atlantic salmon in the Indian Bay Watershed through the removal of approximately 9 beaver dams. Adurt Brook is a tributary on Indian Bay River which supports a healthy run of Atlantic salmon that will greatly benefit from increased access to habitat upstream.

In addition, this project also addressed streambank erosion through the planting of seedlings in the riparian zone. These combined activities improved salmon habitat and restored connectivity in the watershed.

Project Term: May 1, 2016 – December 1, 2016

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