||Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program|
|FIA Project 6532001
||Snowden Creek Tributary: fish passage restoration project|
|Project lead: BC Timber Sales|
|Author: M.C. Wright and Associates|
|Imprint: Nanaimo, BC : M. C. Wright and Associates, 2006|
|Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Fish habitat improvement, British Columbia|
|Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program|
|A stream crossing on Snowden Forest Service Road (FSR) was identified in the spring of 2006 by BC Timber Sales Strait of Georgia Business Area (BCTS) as a crossing that may be considered for upgrading. In April 2006 M.C. Wright and Associates conducted a survey to determine the status of fish presence in the area. It was determined that Coho (Oncorhynchus kisutch) and Cutthroat Trout (O.clarki) were present downstream of the road crossing. Sampling upstream of the crossing produced only Cutthroat Trout. These findings indicated that the current crossing structure acts as a barrier to anadromous fish. (Tripp M.B. and Wright M.C. 2006.) The present crossing is at least 30 years old (Browning M. 2006). The above information lead to the consideration of a potential Forest Investment Account (FIA) fish passage restoration project. A follow up survey was then requested by BCTS in October 2006 to determine if the amount and quality of habitat above the existing crossing was high enough to warrant removing the existing culverts and replacing them with a bridge. The following report summarizes the assessment findings of the two surveys.|
submitted by M. C. Wright and Associates.
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