Proposed Dredge Material Management Site, Lismore, Pictou County, NS

The Small Craft Harbours Branch of Fisheries and Oceans Canada proposes to undertake the development of a dredge material management site intended to be used to manage sediment material resulting from maintenance dredging activities conducted at Bailey's Brook Small Craft Harbour. The site may also receive sediment derived from maintenance dredging of nearby Small Craft Harbours such as Arisaig, Livingstone Cove, and Cribbons Point.

The dredge material originating from each of the harbours will initially be managed at the harbours within on-site containment cells to allow the material to dewater prior to transporting to the proposed property. This will also allow time for the salt, which is typically present in harbour sediment, to rinse out of the material prior to transporting. As the containment cells located at the harbours reach capacity, the dry material will then be moved to the proposed inland site and managed over the longer term.

Site works will involve the construction of an access road within the proposed property that will facilitate the transportation of dredge material from the harbours to the selected location within the proposed property that will be designed to store the material. Soil at the management site will be reworked to create berms that will contain the dredge material.  The material will be managed within the central portion of the property, which will provide a treed buffer around the containment area that will minimize the view from adjacent properties as well as from Shore Road.


Latest update

Notice of Determination

September 29th, 2021 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours has issued its Notice of Determination after evaluation of the project Proposed Dredge Material Management Site, Lismore, Pictou County, NS and has determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with mitigation measures as outlined in their evaluation and can therefore proceed.



Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours, Maritime and Gulf Region
Chyann Kirby, Regional Environmental Advisor
Gulf Fisheries Centre, 343 University Avenue
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 9B6
Telephone: 506-866-5164

  • Location

    • The Lismore property is located on Shore Road (Hwy 245) in Lismore, Nova Scotia (PID #01040492). (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Small Craft Harbours Branch
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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