Second Level Assessment- Current Impacts

Agricultural Practices

Agriculture is the dominant non-forest land use within the main stem of the Petitcodiac (Figure 6). 12% of the watershed has been converted to agriculture, 10.1% row crops or grains, 1.2% pasture, and 0.04% Orchards (Department of Natural Resources in 2023).

This activity is concentrated along the main stem near the Village of Petitcodiac and near the Village of Salisbury, with third concentration along the plateau ridge between the North River watershed and the brooks draining directly into the main stem of the Petitcodiac.

Figure 6: Non-forest land use: Agriculture along the main stem of the Petitcodiac.