To increase the productive capacity of the Burman River, restoration of offchannel habitat is required. Many areas of the Burman River have lost connectivity to off-channel habitat. In some locations there has been a significant loss or reduction in available spawning and rearing habitat as the result of channel aggrading. Restoration requirements in the Burman Watershed are extensive and will have to occur over multiple phases. The intent of restoration and enhancement works for the Burman will be a species diversity approach where restoration will target all species of salmonids in the watershed. This prescription has been developed as the result of surveying 1.8 km of the orphaned channel (Stream 11) on the north side of the Burman River during the winter of 2007. This channel is located 8.5km from the river mouth. Historically this channel would have provided high value spawning and rearing habitat.
M. C. Wright and Associates and Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
M.C. Wright and Associates, Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans. 2007. Burman Watershed: prescription to restore Stream 11 (Orphan Channel) in the Burman River Watershed, 2007. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2007MR074