Restoration of rivers: a provincial outlook to sustaining Newfoundland and Labrador rivers

Skinner, Skylar (2022) Restoration of rivers: a provincial outlook to sustaining Newfoundland and Labrador rivers. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Concerning river restoration efforts, there is little information available about the relationship between restoration, the extent to which proposed actions have been implemented, and the resulting impact on desired conservation outcomes. The following research, drew upon information from the Newfoundland and Labrador River Restoration Database (NLRRDB) to implement a survey of restoration project managers/practitioners to assess river restoration project motivations, the metrics used to evaluate the success of projects, and the proportion of projects that set and meet criteria for ecologically successful river restoration. This project resulted in practitioners stating the need for an accessible and constantly updated database of historical counts, transparency, and a focus on making provincial and federal funds more equally distributed. This thesis also reviewed previous research to provide interested parties with recommendations to help inform future project planning and associated resource allocation priorities.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 15972
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-83)
Keywords: river restoration, Newfoundland and Labrador, ecological restoration, salmon, practitioner
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Science and the Environment > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: November 2022
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Stream restoration--Newfoundland and Labrador; Restoration ecology--Newfoundland and Labrador

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