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Plan in Action

A short summary of our plan, our projects and our partners.

Many organizations and individuals have worked tirelessly to meet the 22 policies and 68 action areas laid out in the 1993 management plan. But what have we accomplished together? 

Individual accomplishments are difficult to list on a single web page. Instead, the SCIWC has released an interactive timeline online that shows the progress made. We encourage you to visit! 

The SCIWC has also completed a Management Plan progress report  (caution: large PDF) and an organizational strategic plan in 2014. 

As the reports for these projects are completed, we will make them available for you to view. 

 The SCIWC would like to acknowledge our 2014 direct funders who made these projects possible: 

2017 - 2019 Projects
  • Recreation program: providing service, maintenance and upkeep of our camping sites along the St. Croix River. 
  • Fish Count: at the NB Power Milltown Dam, we continued to collect fish data on the number and species of fish passing upstream through the fish ladders. 
  • Water Quality Testing: we collected water samples at 25 sites along the St. Croix River and had them tes
    ted for pH, temperature, dissolved oxygen, surface water analysis, E. coli and total suspended solids.  In 2019, we joined with Atlantic Water Network to provide data for the web-based data platform, DataStream.ca
  • Moosehorn Fish PIT Tagging: (New 2018) we installed RFID antennas at on fish passages in the Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge and utilized fyke net and PIT Tag technology to catch & tag river herring to allow us to monitor the migration.
  • CHRS GIS Story Map: (1 year project - 2018) we collected photographs, GPS coordinates and descriptions of 45 sites along the St. Croix River (15 sites each: cultural, natural heritage 
  • & recreation) that will be incorporated into an online map by CHRS.
  • CANADA 150: (1 year project - 2017) participated in the celebration of Canada's 150 anniversary of our confederation.

2014 - 2016 Projects
  • We continued to operate our Recreation Program in both Maine and New Brunswick. This relates to the Management Plan goals in Recreation Heritage and Cultural Heritage. 
  • We monitored the upstream fish passage at the Milltown Dam fishway (New 2015). 2012-2014 this annual count has been conducted by the Atlantic Salmon Federation; prior to that, 1986-2011, we conducted the counts. We are pleased to be part of this vital research, which is one of the longest data sets on fish passage available in the region. This project relates to the goals listed in Environmental Setting & Recreational Heritage.
  • In 2014 and early 2015, an updated draft of our international management plan was completed. During 2015, we worked with the Governments of Maine and New Brunswick to complete the approval process and formally adopt the updated plan. This project relates 
    to the goals listed under Waterway Management and regular review of this document is required by legislation.
  • In 2015, in partnership with the Town of St. Stephen, the St. Stephen BIA and the Boys  and Girls Club of Charlotte County, we 
    collaborated in a stewardship initiative, building demonstration rain gardens and rain barrel systems and teaching others how to do so on their own properties. This project relates to the goals listed in Environmental Setting, Waterway Management. 
  • In early 2015, we will be taking direct action to help remove a known population of the invasive plant Giant Hogweed, near Forest City, NB. If you would like to support our efforts to remove this dangerous invasive plant, please consider making a donation
  • Held an International Science Forum (2014) to communicate research that is being done within the watershed, as well as to identify current and future needs.
  • Created and distributed extreme event and preparedness materials (2014) for the St. Stephen area. 
Subpages (1): Recreation