Environmental Studies

As part of our environmental assessments and ongoing monitoring, numerous environmental studies were completed to ensure the safety of the environment, fish and fish habitat, including:

Protection of fish and fish habitat (specifically the striped bass, Atlantic Salmon and Sturgeon) were key considerations in the Environmental Assessment (EA). The EA looked at all species that could inhabit the estuary throughout the year and considered their salt tolerances and any risks they may face from the project. The EA approval granted in 2007 included requirements for long-term monitoring and a specific plan to ensure that fish, their habitats and migratory conditions would not be adversely affected by the project. The ongoing river monitoring that started in 2008 has been the most extensive study ever conducted on the Shubenacadie River.