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1 G ateway P rogram Off-corridor Habitat Enhancement PMH1 IAERC November 25, 2009

2 Gateway Program PMH1 Off-Corridor Habitat Enhancement: Review and current status on PMH1 off-corridor habitat works  Brae Slough – Implementation  Mundy Creek – Implementation  Wilson Farm – Concept

3 Gateway Program Brae Island Implementation – Schedule Overview DateActivity Mid-SeptemberTree removal, brush clearing, wildlife salvage, Glover Road pond excavation, and channel excavation Late SeptemberTemporary gas line crossing Early OctoberExcavation north of gas line, LWD installation, seeding and straw. Mid-OctoberCompletion of channel excavation Late OctoberRiparian planting Early DecemberComplete hydraulic connection Spring 2010Marsh bench planting

4 Gateway Program Brae Slough Implementation: Straw Placement September 29, 2009: Covering exposed channel slopes with straw

5 Gateway Program Brae Slough Implementation: Amphibian Salvage October 2, 2009: Long toed salamander salvaged.

6 Gateway Program Brae Slough Implementation: Glover Pond – Placing root wad October 6, 2009 – Placing cottonwood LWD in Glover Road Pond

7 Gateway Program Brae Slough Implementation: In-line pond October 8, Completed in-line pond, with LWD complexing.

8 Gateway Program Brae Slough Implementation: Planting November 3, 2009: Willow cuttings and planted stock along riparian bench

9 Gateway Program Brae Slough: November 3, 2009 – View of Brae slough enhancement from Glover Road

10 Gateway Program Mundy Creek Implementation Excavation complete for loop channel. LWD placement on loop channel complete. Riparian planting on north leg of channel loop (primarily hardhack and salmonberry) complete. Excavation of the channel extension has been initiated but not complete pending approval from the utilities and regulatory agencies. Hydraulic connection anticipated for summer 2010.

11 Gateway Program Mundy Creek - Implementation Excavation has been undertaken to ensure the channel and banks are roughly textured leaving a high proportion of overlying organic soil in place to provide an organic growing medium for plants.

12 Gateway Program Mundy Creek – LWD Placement Wood debris placement along north arm of channel looking west.

13 Gateway Program Mundy Creek Implementation: Complexing Tree stem anchoring. Cable attached to eye cemented in to buried boulder

14 Gateway Program Mundy Creek Implementation: Complexing October 8, 2009: Preparing anchor boulders.

15 Gateway Program Mundy Creek Implementation: Planting North leg showing planting densities. Planks placed to provide access across channel for planting crew.

16 Gateway Program Mundy Creek Implementation: Planting North leg of channel looking west showing woody debris placement and riparian planting

17 Gateway Program Wilson Farm Concept Development – Schedule Overview DateActivity Summer - Fall 2008Fish and amphibian sampling, channel survey Fall 2008–Winter 2009Modeled tidal flap gate on Wilson Farm March 2009Charrette on Colony Farm Parks Sustainability Plan. Early November 2009Preliminary concept, reviewed by Metro Vancouver Parks Late November 2009Met with Colony Farm Park Association Early December 2009Technical Design Team Workshop Winter 2010Refine design March 2010Public consultation on Sustainability Plan

18 Gateway Program Questions?


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