In mid-September 1981, 43.87 tonnes of boulders were placed in a 600 m section of Bear (Mahood) Creek in Surrey. This project was undertaken to add larger rock in areas of the creek previously treated with small rock in 1980 (now buried) and to treat some additional riffle sections that hadn't received attention previously. The project was organized by the Fish and Wildlife Branch with funding from the joint Federal-Provincial Salmonid Enhancement Program. Labour was provided by the Fish and Wildlife Branch and by probationers. A small front-end loader was used to distribute rocks on land but rocks were placed manually within the creek. The biological assessment (fish sampling) of this project will be conducted during the summer of 1982.
Fee, John. 1981. Boulder Introductions to Enhance Trout and Salmon Habitat in Bear (Mahood) Creek Surrey B.C.. Ministry of Environment. Fisheries Report. FRN156
Topic: Fish and Fish Habitats
Keywords: Bear Creek, Mahood Creek, fish, habitat, enhancement
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