and Losing Streams
On karst terrain, surface streams that do not sink or lose water
to the subsurface can be managed using the default standards for
riparian management as specified in the regulations supporting the
Forest and Range Practices Act. Streams/watercourses that sink
or lose water to the subsurface may require special riparian management
considerations, as they have the potential to transport sediment
and debris into sensitive subsurface karst environments.
The following sections are only brief summaries.
You are encouraged to check the fuller descriptions in
Management Handbook for British Columbia for
more complete information.