Resources referenced in the Trout Unlimited Canada’s Stream Rehabilitation Training “Form to Function Workshop” June course:
Fields to Streams: Managing water in Rural Landscapes by University of Minnesota.
Landscapes to Riverscapes: Bridging the Gap between Research and Conservation of Stream Fishes, by Fausch et al al. 2002
Natural Flow Regime, a Paradigm for River Conservation and Restoration by Poff et al. 1997
Wildland Hydrology website – Dave Rosgen’s website
River Continuum Concept by Vannote 1980
Weather Underground weather website
Upcoming workshop in August:
National River Restoration Science Synthesis: https://www.americanrivers.org/
References regarding drought conditions:
Technical Manual for Watershed Management on Prince Edward Island
Agricultural BioSecurity Resources:
Biosecurity protocol: BiosecurityProtocolSteps
Setting up a field biosecurity zone: Setting up a field biosecurity zone
Preparing for a farm visit: Preparing for a Farm Visit_ updated for industry 2015
Biosecurity kit for watershed worker information: Biosecurity Kit for PEI Watershed Workers_150904
Frequently Asked Questions regarding biosecurity: FAQ
MSDS sheet for agricultural disinfectant: GeneralStorageDisinfectant-englishmsds-2011
Classes of Pesticides: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/communities-land-and-environment/classes-pesticides and Pesticide Application Business Licence https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/communities-land-and-environment/pesticide-application-business-licence To report a possible pesticide problem, call 1-800-454-3231 and ask them to call an inspector, and say that you want an immediate call-back.
Wetland and Watercourse Regulations: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/communities-land-and-environment/watercourse-wetland-and-buffer-zone-activity-permit and http://www.gov.pe.ca/law/statutes/pdf/e-09.pdf For more information, call Dale Thompson on 368-5052, or Kevin Arsenault on 902-854-7260
PEI Government Watershed Management resources
ALUS: Information about the ALUS program, where you can receive payments for retiring sensitive land, can be found here.
Trees and Shrubs: Macphail Woods (lots of information about tree species) including: a guide to Appropriate Planting Sites and a Deciduous Tree and Shrub Identification Guide
Presentations from the 2016 Winter Meeting
PEI Water Act Update – Todd Dupuis, Executive Director of Environment, PEI Department of Communities, Land and Environment
Abegweit Biodiversity and Enhancement Hatchery and the Fish Friends Program – Scott Taylor, Abegweit First Nation
Presentations from the 2015 AGM
Forest Cover: Opportunities and Challenges – Kate MacQuarrie, Director, PEI Forests, Fish and Wildlife Division
Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation (ASCF) Update – Stephen Chase, Executive Director, Atlantic Salmon Conservation Foundation
PEI’s Changing Climate – Implications for Policy Makers and Regulators – Don Jardine, UPEI Climate Research Center
Citizens Alliance Projects – Chris Ortenburger
Blue Dot PEI (A Right to a Healthy Environment) – Cindy Richards
Nature-Like Fishways in PEI: Perfect Compromise? – Sean Landsman, PhD Candidate, University of Prince Edward Island Biology Department
Presentations from the 2014 AGM
An Overview of Investigation and Enforcement on PEI: Wade MacKinnon, Manager, Investigations and Enforcement Section, PEI Environment, Labour and Justice
Modeling Sea Level Rise on PEI (CLIVE MODEL): Dr. Adam Fenech, UPEI Climate Change Hub
Headwater Streams – Mapping 1st Order Streams and the Seasonal Variations in Flow: Shawn Hill, PEI Watershed Alliance and Dave Cody, Kensington North Watersheds Association
PEI Estuary Watch: Cindy Crane, Surface Water Biologist, PEI Department of Environment, Labour and Justice
Trialing New Strategies for Fish Habitat Restoration on the West (Eliot) River: Megan Harris, Watershed Coordinator, Central Queens Wildlife Federation
Groundwater Extraction Workshop, November 30th 2013, hosted by the PEI Watershed Alliance. Here are the presentations, and a letter to the minister:
November 23rd 2012, Forests, Fish & Wildlife held a workshop consisting of presentations about the many ways in which they wish to collaborate further with watershed groups. Here are some of the presentations:
Guest Presentation by Todd Dupuis, Executive Director, Regional Programs Atlantic Salmon Federation, in 2010
Contributed by our members
Watershed Voices in Prince Edward Island: Hearing from Watershed Groups, Darren Bardati, PhD, January 2011 (1.5MB)
2011 Sea Lettuce Harvest Pilot Project – Final Report:
PEI Watershed Strategy
The Alliance is working with The Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry in a cooperative effort to develop a Provincial Watershed Strategy. A draft document has been developed and we have reviewed feedback from the watershed groups. The Department is presenting the draft document to other provincial government departments and is soliciting their input. Here is the original draft: Draft PEI Watershed Strategy: Vision, Goals, and Strategies (Nov 16, 2010).
Fracking (Hydraulic Fracturing) on PEI
The PEI Watershed Alliance has serious concerns about this issue and is calling for a moratorium.
Don’t Frack PEI – formed in 2013 to educate the public about the dangers of fracking
Oil and Gas development in the Gulf of St. Lawrence
The PEI Watershed Alliance believes that this is a real threat to our watersheds, we have written to the Prime Minister, and we have been featured in a front page news story:
Petition to the PEI Legislature (the PEIWA board fully endorses this petition)
Auditor General’s Report on the Offshore Petroleum Boards (which identifies many deficiencies in their processes)
Island groups react to report on offshore drilling preparedness – a front page story in the Journal-Pioneer Feb 7th 2013
Just say NO to oil/gas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence – an opinion piece by the PEIWA
Changes to the Fisheries Act
The PEIWA sent a letter to the Federal Minister expressing our concerns about the possible removal of habitat protection from the Fisheries Act. Click here to read the letter.
Here is the response from the minister, which is the same letter that was received by other groups making similar expressions of concern.
Solving the Fish Kill problem
Read a commentary from the PEIWA regarding the problem of fish kills on PEI.
Shawn Hill, our past Executive Director, was a member of the Action Committee to examine measures for fish-kill prevention. Their report can be read here: www.gov.pe.ca/photos/original/elj_suslndmngt.pdf
The Provincial Government has a page with information on historical and recent fish kills: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/communities-land-and-environment/fish-kill-information-and-statistics
Here are some other letters that the PEIWA has sent: