NEWSS and UFFCA have partnered on two projects in 2016 to stabilize the erosion of the Chilako.
One good example of the restoration work done on Chilako River is the addition of large woody debris along the banks. The logs are wrapped in stainless steel cable and anchored with a dead head to ensure that the logs can raise and lower with the river. These logs will buffer the force of the river and limit the erosion by softening the pressure on the river bank. The logs also provide important structure to the river and provide great habitat for fry.
MFLNR CHELTON VAN GELOVEN AND MLA MIKE MORRIS INSPECTING THE SURVIVAL OF LAST YEARS WILLOW PLANTING ON PROPERTY OWNED BY CAL HINTON ON THE LOWER CHILAKO RIVER. NOTICE THE ELECTRIC FENCING THAT NOW EXCLUDES CATTLE FROM OPEN ACCESS TO THE RIVER.
INSPECTING THE JOINT WORK OF UFFCA AND NEWSS ON THE LOWER CHILAKO RIVER.
Forest harvesting activities were projected to decrease substantially in the next 3 years. This reduction, in combination with forest (natural and anthropogenic) regeneration activities, was reported to result in a positive future impact on the equivalent clear-cut area.
Two letters were produced from this meeting.