Upper Bulkley River Riparian Restoration

In effort to ameliorate riparian vegetation, and reduce streambank erosion on the Upper Bulkley River, willow (Salix Spp.) cuttings were planted on private land parcels along the banks of the river at four sites. Each property had similar problems which was outer banks of the stream eroding farm fields.

The style of restoration was ‘Low-Tech Process Based’, meaning non-engineered structures using natural materials that work with river processes such as erosion, deposition, scour and movement, letting the river do the work. Cuttings for planting were sourced locally by cutting stakes from naturally occurring willow in the surrounding area. Planting spots were prepared using a Waterjet Stinger.

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Author LM Forest Resource Solutions Ltd.
Data Steward Laura Guillon
Publication Year 2021