Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6453016

    Phillips River watershed: bank protection prescription for bend B on the Phillips River, 2006
Project lead: Cascadia Forest Products Ltd.
Contributing Authors: M.C. Wright and Associates; Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Imprint: Nanaimo, B.C. : M.C. Wright and Associates, 2006
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Fish habitat improvement, British Columbia, Phillips River
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Phillips River is located approximately 250 km northwest of Vancouver British Columbia. Phillips River flows southwest through the Pacific Range of Coast Mountains and drains into the head of Phillips Arm. It drains an area of approximately 450 km2 and has a length of 38.9 km. (Hatfield Consultants Ltd. 2001) (Figure 1 and Drawing Phillips 10). Phillips River supports five Pacific salmon species; Coho, Chinook, Sockeye, Chum and Pinks. Of the five species pink salmon escapements are the largest with even year runs averaging 186,400 between 1985 and 1994 (Hatfield Consultants Ltd.). The Phillips River was assessed by M. Miles and Associates Ltd. (2000) to determine what remedial actions could be taken to stop erosion problems along the left bank of the Phillips River. In 2005 M.C. Wright and Associates and representatives of DFO inspected Bend B to determine the extent of erosion since it was last measured in 2001 and to determine what works would be required to protect Bend B from further erosion.
submitted by M. C. Wright and Associates and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.


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