Habitat Programs

Many waterbodies are lacking natural woody structures due to cottage owners, and marina and resort operators that prefer to “clean up” their waterfront properties by removing natural fallen trees, branches, stumps, and other habitat features.

Watersheds Canada, in partnership with many different groups, has been working to develop habitat enhancement programs that can be delivered across the country. Stay tuned for some upcoming habitat projects and recourse you can use on your lake!


White Lake Fish Habitat Project

White Lake Fish Habitat Project White Lake, located west of Arnprior, was the setting of a fisheries habitat enhancement project led by Watersheds Canada staff and Lanark County Stewardship Council members during th ...

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Christie Lake Fish Habitat Project

Christie Lake Fish Habitat Project Cottage development along Christie Lake has resulted in the loss of in-water structures due to cottagers removing and “cleaning up” their shoreline properties. This project cre ...

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In-Water Fish Habitat Enhancement

In-Water Brush Bundles Underwater woody debris is a healthy component of lake environments. Sunken logs, trees, branches, and root balls provide excellent habitat for wildlife, including fish, turtles, birds, invert ...

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