Forest Investment Account

Abstract of FII Project R2003-168

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Taweel Stream Reach Monitoring Project

Author(s): Giles, Tim (BC Ministry of Forests)
Subject: Ecology, Forestry, Geomorphology, Hydrology, Integrated resource management
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program


This project is designed to monitor channel morphology within Boulder Creek watershed in southern British Columbia. Boulder Creek is the focus of a multidisciplinary research project entitled 'The Taweel Project' which is studying the effects of large cutblocks on the hydrologic regime in interior plateau environments. In the Boulder Creek watershed three small catchments have been identified and two will be logged while one remains as a control. On each of these catchments, a stream reach site consisting of 11 permanent cross-sections will be established. A fourth site is planned at the confluence of Copper and Boulder Creeks. Permanent cross-sections provide detailed topographic survey information which, with a complementary orthoimage and planimetric map, present a readily repeatable and descriptive tool to monitor channel change. For each of the four reach sites an orthoimage, a planimetric map, detailed cross-section profiles and characteristics of the stream and framework elements will be completed.

For further information, please contact Tim Giles, BC Ministry of Forests (

Updated September 08, 2005 

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