Live Fascine and Brush
Layer Techniques in Stream Bank Restoration
BALDFACE CREEK PROJECT
Location: Nelson, British Columbia
Client: Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd.
protect the creek bank after bridge removal by establishing
vegetation, stabilizing the slope and enhancing and
creating fish habitat.
The Baldface Creek project is located near the
town of Nelson, in southeast British Columbia. This
project was carried out for Kalesnikoff Lumber Co. Ltd.
in the spring of 2002.
The prescribed work consisted of treatments such as
brush layers/contour fascines, riprap placed at the
toe of slope using local rocks, and the planting of
native seedlings. The site was then hydro-seeded with
a grass and legume mix in the summer.
treatment will enhance fish habitat by creating shade,
cover and small organic debris input to the stream.
The site was monitored in the summer and fall of 2002
and in the summer of 2003. The results showed very good
survival and growth. The site was re-visited in the
fall of 2005 and average growth of 1.5 to 2.5 m was
observed along with large caliper stems and estimated
survival of 95% .