This project replaces three stream crossings that were barriers to fish passage in the Babine Lake Watershed, Sutherland Operating Area, Vanderhoof Forest District:
1. At 0.7km on the Sutherland-Dipper FSR, replacement of a 900mm closed metal pipe with a 4270x1840x18000 open bottom arch on concrete footings.
2. At 43.5km on the Sutherland FSR, replacement of a 1400mm closed metal pipe with a 4270x1840x18000 open bottom arch on concrete footings.
3. At 26.5km on the Sutherland FSR, replacement of a 800mm closed metal pipe with a 3660x1910x17640 open bottom steel arch on steel footings.
These 3 streams provide high value habitat for Rainbow Trout and were barriers to fish passage as assessed under the 2008 criteria for fish passage due to outlet drops and constricted widths. Erosion and sedimentation was also a problem at these sites. The replacements included proper armoring and sediment control measures over the area affecting the stream.
The project is not located in a community watershed
Grainger, Karen L.. 2010. Stream Crossing Replacements in the Babine Lake Watershed of the Sutherland Operating Area, Vanderhoof Forest District, Northern Interior Forest Region. Forest Investment Account (FIA) - Forest Science Program. Forest Investment Account Report. FIA2010MR151
Topic: FLNRORD Research Program
Keywords: Forest, Investment, Account, (FIA), Land, Base, Investment, Program
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