Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6626010

    Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project 2007 Compendium [2007/2008 project description only]
 
Project lead: International Forest Products Ltd.
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
The objectives of the Kennedy Watershed Restoration Project (1994-present) are to restore the hydrological, biological and riparian functions of creeks in the Kennedy Flats Area that have been negatively impacted by historical logging practices.

Riparian and in-stream work season was conducted from June 25 to September 19 (13 weeks). 13 workers were hired for a total of 655.5 person days. The first seven weeks of the project was devoted to riparian restoration and instream restoration on reach 1 of lower Lost Shoe Creek (LS1) in the Pacific Rim NationReserve. This coordinated riparian and stream restoration approach was specifically designed to address the Federal Ecosystem Integrity mandate. Unnaturally dense Alder were thinned and clusters of Sitka Spruce and Red Cedar saplings were planted in their place to initiate conifer regeneration. Non-embedded small woody debris (SWD) was removed and placed above the high water mark. Existing woody debris was repositioned and anchored. Additional LWD and ballast rock was flown into the creek by helicopter and used to create in-stream structures designed to provide cover and scour. In the remaining 6 weeks of the project in-stream restoration was completed on reach 4 of upper Lost Shoe KR2 in the upper Kootowis Creek Watershed. Spawning gravel was placed at three bridge crossing sites on Kootowis, Salmon, and Staghorn Creeks.
Contact: Robertson, Ian, (250) 286-3806 ext. 7, irobertson@forsite.ca

Updated August 16, 2010 

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