FPInnovations’ Roads and Infrastructure group introduces its latest guides, the second and third of a series, that provides forest and resource workers with information on culvert installation, fish salvage, dewatering, streambed construction, and material delivery considerations for the use of streambed simulation in closed-bottom structures for fish streams.
While the use of closed-bottom culverts has been used for some time, little information was available to potential forest industry users about planning and design, installation procedures, and appropriate monitoring protocols.
To address this gap, FPInnovations is working with the Fish Passage Technical Working Group to develop a series of visually oriented, technically brief info-pamphlets for the various construction phases and site suitability for the use of streambed simulation; a closed-bottom structure for fish-stream crossings need to provide aquatic habitat and passage through its length and mimic natural stream channel characteristics.
Read and download the guides here:
For more information about the use or intent of these guides, please contact:
Brian Chow, Chief Engineer, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Richard Thompson, Monitoring Unit Head, Ecosystem Conservation Section, Ministry of Environment
For more information about the development of these guides, please contact:
Clayton Gillies, Senior Researcher, FPInnovations at firstname.lastname@example.org