Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 6755015

    Benson Marble Enrichment 2008
 
Project lead: Sandford, Jeff (Western Forest Products Inc.)
Author: Pellett, Kevin
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), British Columbia
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Description:
Inorganic fertilizer (Nutricote T40) was introduced to the Link and Benson rivers in the summer of 2008 as part of a Vancouver Island nutrient enrichment program. A total of 860 kg was applied to boost primary production through the summer growing season. Effectiveness monitoring was instituted to evaluate fertilizer treatments and included water chemistry analysis for low-level nutrients as well as chlorophyll a analysis of algal samples. BC Conservation Foundation, Friends of the Marble River Society and the Northern Vancouver Island Salmonid Enhancement Association were involved with project design, fertilizer applications and effectiveness monitoring.

    Deliverables:

Final report (1.2Mb)

To view PDF documents you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from the Adobe Web Site.

Updated August 16, 2010 

Search for other  FIA reports or other Ministry of Forests and Range publications.

Please direct questions or comments regarding publications to For.Prodres@gov.bc.ca