Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 4410002

    High conservation value (HCV) fisheries watersheds in the Rocky Mountain and Kootenay Lake Forest Districts
 
Imprint: Nelson, BC : Ministry of Sustainable Resource Management, 2005
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Watershed Conservation
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
The following document summarizes the high conservation value (HCV) fisheries watersheds in the Rocky Mountain and Kootenay Lake Forest Districts, including TFL 14. This document is intended as a course-scale, strategic planning tool, as it identifies important fish habitat at the watershed level, and not for specific stream reaches. It does not take into account fish barriers, so some parts of the indicated watersheds may not actually contain fish. Compiling more detailed information at a tributary scale for the entire area would take a very large amount of time and was beyond the scope of this project. The intent is for operational foresters to use this information to help prioritize areas requiring detailed fish surveys. If fish are confirmed in the permit area, best management practices should then be applied, depending on the species. It is not the intent that every identified watershed in this document be considered a high conservation value forest. High conservation value forests should be identified around critical spawning habitat. In the Invermere TSA, these areas are the reaches with high densities of redds such as Blackfoot Creek, Skookumchuck Creek and the Middle Fork of White River. High Conservation Value Forests for fish in the Cranbrook and Kootenay Lake District will be identified at a later time.
Albert Chirico.

Updated August 16, 2010 

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