The LaHave River Watershed stretches over an area of 1,700 km² and flows through Annapolis, Kings, and Lunenburg County. The main stem of the river begins approximately 80km inland and flows along Highway 10 until it eventually reaches the estuary near the Town of Bridgewater . The LaHave River Watershed is considered a highly branched system composed of several large sub-watersheds which include the Main River, West Branch, North Branch, West River, North River, and Main Branch. Human activities within the watershed include forestry, agriculture, rural development, fishing, and boating. Historically the LaHave supported a healthy run of Southern Upland Atlantic Salmon; however, following drastic declines in the 1990s, the population now faces a high probability of extirpation from the LaHave and many other rivers in the Southern Upland region of Nova Scotia. Threats against the Southern Upland population include acidification, invasive fish species, illegal fishing, habitat degradation, and habitat fragmentation. The LRSA works to address these threats through education, habitat restoration, and acting as stewards for wild Atlantic salmon.
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