A Brief History
The Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee (MREAC) has functioned as a community-based not-for-profit watershed organization since 1989. MREAC’s primary objective is environmental stewardship and management of the Miramichi watershed.
Atlantic Salmon Habitat Assessment
For the past five years MREAC, with ASCF support, has completed Atlantic Salmon habitat assessments on the Bay du Vin River, Bartibogue River, Barnaby River, and the Bartholomew River systems respectively.
Real-time monitoring is an increasingly popular technology that is being used across the world. This technology allows users to have up-to-date results on various parameters and at specified intervals.
Snow Course Monitoring
MREAC established a partnership with the New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government (DELG) in 2009-10 to begin conducting snow and ice studies in the Miramichi River watershed.
As part of the New Brunswick "River Watch" program, ice observation is a provincial initiative that monitors the potential for flooding along New Brunswick’s river systems in late winter and during the spring freshet.
Through the Swim Watch Program, MREAC monitors water quality at predetermined sites throughout the Miramichi River watershed. Beginning in 1993, 100 mL surface water samples have been collected during...
The Miramichi Watershed
The Miramichi watershed encompasses approximately 23% (~13, 547 km²) of New Brunswick, and MREAC has been committed to the environmental stewardship and management of this important riverine and coastal ecosystem. The Miramichi River and her tributaries are considered to be one of the most important Atlantic salmon habitats in the world.