In August of 2019, BRWI put boots to the water on a project that is extremely important to maintain and rehabilitate a pristine year round cold water Brook Trout habitat! BRWI approached the landowner and received permission to start a multi year project of restoration and rehabilitation on a section of the headwaters of the Beaver River. Much of the damage to the river was caused by what appeared to be early settlers damming the river, an abandoned road and bridge construction and past ice storms that have created a severely braided, shallow, and heavily silted water course. We are using an upstream, downstream approach to this rehabilitation work in both August 2019 and August 2020. It is slow and tedious due to the dense bush, fallen cedars, and the careful restoration needed of the original sections of the river bed, but the immediate results of this methodical approach have been fantastic and we hope to connect the two sections over the next years!
Nearest city or town: Feversham
Project start date: August 26, 2019
End date: August 31, 2020
Project focus: Ecosystem Restoration
Project contact: Bradley Mulligan, Andy McKee, Project Co Chairs, Beaver River Watershed Initiative