Archived Projects

Species at Risk

In partnership with Environment Canada’s Canadian Wildlife Service and the New Brunswick Department of Energy and Resource Development, the Miramichi River Environmental Assessment Committee (MREAC)...

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Wetland Stewardship

MREAC assists and supports the construction of wetlands throughout the Miramichi River watershed.  MREAC was engaged with Ducks Unlimited, the City of Miramichi and other partners to complete a 35 acre...

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Microbial Source Tracking

Miramichi Inner Bay has traditionally been an area important for shellfish harvesting dating back to our first peoples.  In recent years this harvesting has become significant as commercial aquaculture operations...

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Tunicate Monitoring

An Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) is a marine animal that relocates to a new habitat and disrupts the natural balance of the ecosystem.  These species may have no natural predators in their new habitat...

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Sub-Watershed Monitoring

Miramichi River watershed is ~ 13,547 km² and too large in scale for comprehensive annual environmental monitoring.  MREAC thus divided the watershed into major sub-watersheds based on major tributary branches.

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Biodiversity Stewardship Program

The Biodiversity Stewardship Program is led by Nature NB in partnership with NB Department of Environment, and was created to engage New Brunswickers to become stewards of the environment.

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Chemicals Management Plan

From 2008 to 2010, MREAC partnered with Environment Canada to participate in a national initiative called the Chemical Management Plan at a  Miramichi watershed site on the Napan River.  This program was...

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Cougar Station

In 2004, in support of a Masters student in Biology at the University of Moncton (Ms. Anne Sophie Bertrand) MREAC staff installed two cougar scent posts.  The elusive "Eastern Cougar" was annually seen...

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Freshwater Mussel Survey

Freshwater mussels are an important indicator species of a healthy aquatic ecosystem.  As benthic or stream bed living organisms, they play a role in the aquatic food web, in nutrient cycling and energy flow.

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Kennedy Lakes Portage Trail

Kennedy Lakes is a Class II Protected Natural Area (PNA) covering 206.65 square kilometers of land located close to the center of the province of New Brunswick.  This PNA captures two eco-regions: Southern Uplands...

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Miramichi River Sediment Analysis

Contaminates remaining in the sediment of the Miramichi River and its estuary are due to its land-use history.  They may pose risks if disturbed.  MREAC's analysis of sediment quality in 1993, 2002, 2005 and 2006 on...

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On-Site Remediation

As with all other rural settings in New Brunswick, the Miramichi watershed has abundant failing septic systems that are resulting in "black water" point source discharges into surface water.  In this project, formerly...

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Sanitary Shellfish Project

In 2003/04, MREAC was successful in its partnerships to achieve an opening of 10 sq. km of rich oyster habitat on the Miramichi estuary.  Since then, MREAC staff continues to target an additional area of...

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Striped Bass YOY Monitoring

MREAC has been involved in Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) stock and habitat assessment and management work on the Miramichi River.  Support for protecting, monitoring and advancing the Striped bass management...

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