Pugnose Shiner Landowner Engagement and Shoreline Habitat Restoration Project
From 2020-2022, Watersheds Canada and Quinte Conservation will focus on landowner engagement and action to help enhance and restore local Pugnose Shiner populations and habitat quality. This two-year voluntary education and action project will help shoreline property owners in the Quinte watershed protect the last remaining habitats of the Pugnose Shiner.
Many shoreline property owners in the Quinte watershed will be provided with:
- Education and stewardship materials;
- Shoreline restorations using native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers through the Natural Edge program;
- Property-specific and lake-level stewardship reports through the Love Your Lake Program; and
- Invasive aquatic vegetation surveys conducted by Quinte Conservation.
The Pugnose Shiner (Notropis anogenus) is a small fish found in a few areas in southwestern Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, and is listed as a Species at Risk. It is extremely vulnerable to declining habitat quality. Learn more about the Pugnose Shiner on the Government of Canada’s website.
In the Media
- Media release – Watersheds Canada and Quinte Conservation to help protect and enhance habitat for Pugnose Shiner fish, a Species at Risk, Watersheds Canada. March 29, 2021, web edition.
- “Efforts underway to protect threatened species habitat”, Picton Gazette. March 29, 2021, web edition.
- “Efforts underway to protect threatened species habitat”, Picton Gazette. April 1, 2021, print edition. PDF article
- “Preserving Pugnose Shiner Habitat”, County Weekly News. April 8, 2021, print edition. PDF article
Habitat Stewardship Program for Aquatic Species at Risk
Habitat and Stewardship Program Manager