Big Meadow Bog Restoration

Brier Island, at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia, is rich in unique biodiversity including being home to the eastern mountain avens, an endangered plant found only in two locations globally. It’s core habitat, Big Meadow Bog, was compromised by water ditching in the 1950s, disturbing eastern mountain aven habitat.

A partnership of conservation organizations, including Nature Conservancy of Canada, has undertaken restoration work in the bog where eastern mountain avens is most populous and faces the greatest threats from habitat loss. The project vision of the partnership is that “…the Big Meadow Bog wetland ecosystem is restored, leading to the recovery of sustainable populations of Geum peckii (mountain avens) …”

This two year project is aimed at recovery efforts for the endangered eastern mountain avens: eliminating threats, monitoring water quality and quantity in the bog, and mechanically assisting avens germination and survival.

* Project supports voluntary transactions to change, reduce or stop water use – either temporarily or permanently – to protect or restore water for environmental benefit


Nova Scotia

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Project Benefits:

Environmental Flow Restoration & Protection

Project Type:

Flow Restoration Transaction *


Fully Funded