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Report: Maple Creek Off-Channel Restoration Project

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The Maple Creek Off-Channel Restoration Project 2001 is part of the on ongoing Maple Creek Watershed Rehabilitation Program as described in the Maple Creek Habitat and Enhancement Plan prepared for the Maple Creek Streamkeepers in 1997 by Alan R. Thompson & Associates. This report identifies and prioritizes fish habitat rehabilitation projects in the Maple Creek Watershed. The Maple Creek Off-Channel Restoration Project 2001 was identified as a high priority project.

Author:  Maple Creek Watershed Streamkeepers

Old Reference System:  FWCP Fish Wildlife Compensation Program - Coastal

Date Published:  May 2001

Report ID:  39123

Audience:  Government and Public

The goal of the Maple Creek Off-Channel Restoration Project 2001 and the other companion projects identified in the Maple Creek Habitat and Enhancement Plan is to: Rehabilitate the fisheries habitat and increase biodiversity to improve watershed function in the Maple Creek watershed while developing and maintaining meaningful partnerships. This goal is achieved by reaching the following project objectives: Objective 1 Increase off-channel pool habitat: outcome increased outmigration numbers resulting from the additional protection from high flows, low flows, pollution pulses and predators Objective 2 Increase spawning habitat: outcome- increased area for additional spawners resulting from increased outmigration, increased spawners increases available nutrients in system, increasing robustness of juveniles Objective 3 Increase riparian vegetation biodiversity: outcome- increased organic inputs, improved water quality, reduced impact erosion, increased fauna biodiversity, establishment of a historic vegetation template for Coquitlam River Watershed Objective 4 Increase community stewardship ethic: outcome- creative education and engagement of project partners and community resulting in long-term supportive relationships between project participants.

Report Type
  Fish and Aquatic Habitat Information
  Region - Lower Mainland
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Habitat and Stream Assessment
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Management
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Restoration
  Fish and Fish Habitat - Resource Use
  Watershed Groups - 100 - Fraser
  Water Information - Storage Inventory -Lakes and Reservoirs
  Water Information - Water Management
  Water Information - Water Supply

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