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Type: Report (unpublished)

Title: Restoration Plans: Kennedy Flats

Date: November 2001

Author(s): Warren Warttig, Interfor; Dave Clough, D.R. CLough Consulting Ltd.; Mike Leslie, Mike Leslie Consulting

Produced For: Forest Renewal BC

Description: Executive Summary: Restoration plans are developed to aid in the recovery of both terrestrial and aquatic habitats. In order for a restoration plan to be successful all relevant factors must be considered. The most common factor associated with declines of anadromous salmonids is habitat degradation, however a number of other factors play a key role. Many factors, such as habitat loss and degradation, over exploitation in sport and commercial fisheries, global warming and variable ocean conditions, are responsible to a varying degree for the depressed status of salmonids. Restoration of upslope and fluvial processes that create and maintain habitats must be integratl components of any recovery program. This report is limited to the unhealthy ecosystems of upslope, road, stream function, and riparian areas, and does not address fish harvest management, global warming, or variable ocean conditions. Stable landscape units outside the riparian zone are also not addressed in this report, but their status may have minor implications for stream ecosystems. Salmon have evolved to adapt to a series of natural impacts, therefore timber harvesting plans should be encouraged, where possible, to mimic the natural disturbance regimes. Examples of natural disturbance regimes could be: blow down (windstorms cause major natural disturbance to forest in Clayoquot Sound), wildfires, encouraging uneven aged standes to develop from even aged second growth, etc. The Clayoquot Sound Scientific Panel (CSSP) recommendations call for salmon recovery efforts to be based on restoring and conserving ecosystems, rather than simply restoring hte instream habitat attributes. Thi sis important, as relationships between habitat conditions and individual salmonid response have been well established within the habitat unit, stream reach and to the watershed unit as well.

Physical Description: 63-page report

Document Location: CBT Library - Filing Cabinet

Document Identifier: FISh/WAR

Geographic-general: Barkley Sound

Format: Print

Language: English