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 Pollett River 

Principal Land Uses

Total Area: 314,4 km▓

Farms: 37,15 km▓
Residential: 22,70 km▓
Woodland: 214,1 km▓


The Pollett River is located between the Villages of Elgin and Salisbury. This system has a watershed size of 314 km2. Approximately 50% of the watershed is made up of woodlots. A good portion of these woodlots is still intact. It goes without saying that the major activity in this watershed is forestry mixed with light agriculture. Cottages and private dwellings also border the Pollett. This river system encompasses the most pristine terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems in the entire Petitcodiac River watershed. The physical habitat of this river is comparable to habitats found in the Miramichi River!

The uniqueness of this watershed has captured the interest of the Fundy Model Forest and other groups, which carry out different studies on woodlot management and practices as well as maintaining sustainable wildlife habitat within the watershed. An example of this is the November 2001, Pollett River Water Project for Woodlot Owners. This project is a joint initiative between the Greater Fundy Ecosystem Research Group, the Southern New Brunswick Wood Marketing Board and the Fundy Model Forest.

Finally, the Pollett River watershed as the crown jewel of the Petitcodiac watershed, is a perfect example of how moderate development can proceed without negatively affecting the aquatic ecosystem of a region. The ecotourism potential of this area is like no other in the Petitcodiac River watershed, and should be considered in order to help maintain its long-term ecological integrity.

Water quality highlights for Pollett River


Principal Water Quality Influences

Water Test Highlights 1997-2001

1 km above confluence (PWMG 11)

Natural influences

As naturally occurs

East of Pollett River Settlement (PWMG 12)

Natural influences

As naturally occurs

At Mapleton Bridge (PWMG 13)

Natural influences

As naturally occurs

At Church's Corner (PWMG 14)

Natural influences

As naturally occurs

Above Gordon Falls (PWMG 68)

Natural influences

As naturally occurs

Recommended preliminary classification:

Class A : All of Pollett River

Recommended actions:

>> promote best management practices for all future and current forestry operations;
>> promote the concept "keep clean water clean" (public education);
>> reduce and eventually phase out the use of cosmetic pesticides.


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