New Brunswick Survey Completed

Written by Mark Koneff
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Photo of Mark Koneff.The Maine and Atlantic Canada survey crew today completed Stratum 63, which corresponds to New Brunswick, Canada. Like Maine, New Brunswick endured a long, cold, and snowy winter with significant snow falling just 2 weeks ago. Rivers and streams in New Brunswick are still swollen with spring snow melt but the province is ice free and snow was observed only in the highest elevations in the northern portion of the province. Wetland basins, especially in the south, were full to flooded, and habitat conditions appear good for waterfowl production. If the weather cooperates, tomorrow we’ll survey Prince Edward Island and portions of Nova Scotia before overnighting in Halifax.

Saint John River near Fredericton, NB still swollen from snow melt.

Saint John River near Fredericton, NB still swollen from snow melt. Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS

Shoreline of Bay of Fundy northeast of St. John, NB.

Shoreline of Bay of Fundy northeast of St. John, NB. Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS

Salt marsh hayfields of Chignecto Bay, NB.

Salt marsh hayfields of Chignecto Bay, NB Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS

Water levels high on Grand Lake, east of Fredericton, NB.

Water levels high on Grand Lake, east of Fredericton, NB. Photo by Mark Koneff, US FWS