This information was provided by Bruce Cameron.
Root wad installation along the Whiteshell River, October 2017. Tamarack trees were specifically chosen for their resistasnce to becoming waterlogged and degraded.
Root wads were sharpened and cut with consideration of their bank placement to maximize fish habitat.
The root wads were installed into the bank along the river to stabilize the shore and to enhance fish habitat and cover along the river.
Example of root wads installed along bank to stabilize and provide cover for fish species. Note immediately above root wads, deteriorated bunkers installed during initial enhancement efforts.
The blowout was filled and riffles restored and extended, re-establishing flow through the pool riffle habitat and stabilizing the bank to prevent further bank erosion issues.