Kinder Morgan Canada-Trans Mountain Pipeline L.P. - Raft River Bank Stabilization and Instream Habitat Enhancement Project

Project #: 197695  –   Updated: April 17, 2013

Project Summary

The Raft River Bank Stabilization and Instream Habitat Enhancement Project was carried out along the 78-km-long Raft River in Clearwater, in British Columbia's North Thompson region near the KMC Trans Mountain Pipeline right-of-way. In addition to providing habitat for a variety of wildlife, the Raft River is also an important historical fishing ground for First Nations. The project was a partnership between Kinder Morgan Canada, landowner Warren MacLennan, MacLennan Contracting, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Streamworks Unlimited.

Habitat enhancement activities began in ...

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The Raft River Bank Stabilization and Instream Habitat Enhancement Project was carried out along the 78-km-long Raft River in Clearwater, in British Columbia's North Thompson region near the KMC Trans Mountain Pipeline right-of-way. In addition to providing habitat for a variety of wildlife, the Raft River is also an important historical fishing ground for First Nations. The project was a partnership between Kinder Morgan Canada, landowner Warren MacLennan, MacLennan Contracting, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and Streamworks Unlimited.

Habitat enhancement activities began in 2007, with the stabilization of the river bank at three locations using triangular log jams and large woody debris. These structural elements provide erosion protection to approximately 704 linear meters of riparian bank habitat, as well as overhead cover and enhanced instream habitat for fish. In early 2008, riparian habitat was also improved with the planting of numerous trees and shrubs, including western red cedar, red-osier dogwood and willows. Project areas will be monitored to ensure that invasive species do not out-compete native vegetation.

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Plant native riparian, wetland or aquatic vegetation Show/Hide details
Stabilize streambank Show/Hide details
Control erosion Show/Hide details
Create/improve spawning/nesting habitat Show/Hide details
Create or maintain aquatic habitat buffers Show/Hide details
Leave downed woody debris and snags Show/Hide details

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Corinne Lackner Stephens
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