Coastal Restoration Fund: Projects in Nunavut


Assessment of the current state of coastal restoration needs across Nunavut

Recipient: Dalhousie University

Project goal: This project will conduct community consultations and feasibility studies to identify and mitigate the stressors impacting aquatic species in each of Nunavut’s 25 communities.

Through community consultations on coastal restoration priorities this project aims to address

  • data deficiencies in coastal habitat health
  • habitat fragmentation
  • fish health
  • traditional knowledge and science

It will be followed by working with Nunavut communities to develop coastal restoration plans on a case-by-case basis. At least 3 restoration projects will be implemented over the 5-year funding period.

Time frame: 5 years

Fund allocation: $1,985,500

Partners:

  • Government of Nunavut

Media Announcement:

Government of Canada makes a significant Coastal Restoration Fund investment in Nova Scotia and the Arctic through the Oceans Protection Plan


Restoration of anadromous Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus) and Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma malma) near Kugluktuk, Nunavut

Recipient: University of Waterloo

Project goal: The aim of this project is to identify migratory patterns and overwintering habitats used by Arctic dhar and/or Dolly Varden in the Coppermine and adjacent river systems. It will also develop restoration plans for 1-2 high-priority streams which support these species fisheries and are subject to low-flow events and fish stranding.

Time frame: 5 years

Fund allocation: $1,261,890

Partners:

  • Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada - Northern Research Supplement and Discovery Program
  • Natural Resources Canada - Polar Continental Shelf Program
  • Province of Ontario - Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science - Science and Research Branch - Early Researcher Award
Photo of the Clyde River harbour, Nunavut, 1.5 km from the restoration site

Photo of the Clyde River harbour, Nunavut, 1.5 km from the restoration site

Photo of the Nilaqtarvik River looking upstream from the Clyde River, 1.5 km from the restoration site.

Photo of the Nilaqtarvik River looking upstream from the Clyde River, 1.5 km from the restoration site.

Media Announcement:

Government of Canada makes a significant coastal restoration fund investment in Canada’s Arctic through the Oceans Protection Plan


Hudson Bay and James Bay strategic planning for coastal habitat restoration

Recipient: Arctic Eider Society

Project goal: The goal of this project is to work through the collaborative framework of the Hudson Bay Consortium to coordinate on identifying restoration priorities and planning for coastal ecosystems in the Greater Hudson Bay and James Bay region.

Time frame: 2 years

Fund allocation: $220,000

Partners:

  • Polar Knowledge Canada
  • Google Impact Challenge
  • Tides Canada
  • Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

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