Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
FIA Project 4221011

    Forest road assessment - Cougar Lake
Project lead: Weldwood of Canada Ltd.
Contributing Authors: Weston, Scott; Reeve, Doug
Imprint: Abbotsford, BC : Madrone Environmental Services Ltd., 2004
Subject: Forest Investment Account (FIA), Riparian Areas, British Columbia, Management, Road Construction
Series: Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Land Base Investment Program
Madrone Environmental Services Ltd. (Madrone) was retained by Weldwood of Canada Ltd. (Weldwood), 100 Mile House Operations, to conduct an assessment of non-status roads in the Cougar Lake area of the Jim/Windy Watershed. The project included assessment of overall terrain stability and stability of the road prism. Prescriptions for permanent road deactivation were to be developed where deemed appropriate. The primary objectives of the road deactivation plans are to stabilize the road prism and to restore pre-construction surface and subsurface hydrologic conditions, thereby minimizing the likelihood of future instability along and downslope of the road and minimizing the likelihood of stream sedimentation. A secondary objective is the maintenance of required access levels. An assessment of the roads was conducted September 16th and 17th, 2003 by Mr. Scott Weston, P.Geo., and Mr. Doug Reeve, R.F.T. Weldwood’s representative, Sandra Neill, R.P.Bio, accompanied Mr. Weston and Reeve on September 17th. Weather conditions were cool and overcast with sunny periods on both days. Access to the area was by truck from 100 Mile House. The roads assessed include Branch 1 (907m), Branch 1A (215m), Branch 2 (487m) and Cougar Mainline (1353m). They are located immediately south of Cougar Lake and are accessed via the 8200 Road at the Cougar Lake recreation site.


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