Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6626006

    Viner River Fish Habitat Restoration/Ahta River Slide Rehabilitation
Project lead: International Forest Products Ltd.
Contributing Authors: Ebell, John; Baxter, B.; Warttig, Warren
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Viner River drains a watershed with an area of approximately 25 km2. The river supports 9 km of fish habitat in the mainstem and tributary reaches that is accessible to anadromous fish species. Coho, chum, pink and sockeye salmon as well as steelhead, rainbow and cutthroat trout have been documented in the system.

Objectives: Restoration and riparian work completed in Reaches 6 and C1 is designed to preserve the decomposing LWD functioning within the channel. The enhanced structures create stable mainstem spawning habitat for chum and coho salmon, and also provide rearing habitat for coho salmon and trout.


Compendium (0.1Mb)
Viner Report and Effectiveness Evaluation (3.5Mb)
Aerial Stream Inspection Report (1.6Mb)

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Updated August 16, 2010 

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