Spur 16 was constructed during the late 1980?s. In the early 1990?s Branch 16 was deactivated with cross ditching and some pullback. The Phillips River is located in a steep valley and surficial geology consists of varying depths of glacial till (1-2 metres) lying between rock outcrops. Spur 16 is located on a steep middle to lower slope above the Phillips River. The Phillips River is an S1-S2 stream over much of its length. High value fish and grizzly bear habitat is located in and around the Phillips River. Project Plans and Prescriptions A landslide event from the previously deactivated Spur 16 occurred in 2001, indicating the need for level I (overview) and level II (detailed) deactivation assessments. Initially a level I overview assessment of the Phillips River watershed was conducted by GeoFor Consulting Inc. The overview assessment identified high priority roads for deactivation of which road Spur 16 is included. In November 2002, GeoWise Engineering Ltd. and Tricouni Forest Management completed level II deactivation prescriptions for road Spur 16.
Wise, Michael P., Bodnar, Brad. 2003. Spur 16 road Phillips River Watershed, Vancouver Forest Region. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2003MR094