Removal of Old Wooden Culverts
and Bridge in a Domestic Watershed
COLLEGE CREEK PROJECT
Location: Castlegar, British Columbia
Client: Arrow Forest District
Objective: To remove old wooden culverts and
a wooden bridge on a forestry road with limited access.
To establish vegetation, reduce sediment delivery into
the Blueberry Community Watershed and to maintain water
The College Creek drainage of the Blueberry
Watershed is located in the interior of southern British
Columbia near the town of Castlegar. This project consisted
of a road deactivation prescription and implementation.
It involved the removal of old wooden culverts and a
wooden bridge, slope re-contouring, stream bank re-rehabilitation,
and grass seeding.
The implementation of the work was based on approval
of the prescription developed by Terra Erosion Control
Ltd. by local government agencies. These included the
Ministry of Forests, the Ministry of Environment, Lands
and Parks, and the Blueberry Community Watershed. The
work was carried out during the fish window in the late
summer / early fall of 1996.
Successfully implemented, the site has now become a
demonstration site for students attending the Renewable
Resources Program of Selkirk College, Castlegar Campus.