Bank Stabilization

Bank stabilization treatments are typically associated with sites where roads have been constructed in riparian zones and are within or near the active channel. In these instances, restoration options may include road decommissioning, road realignment, and/or bio-engineering solutions, which are designed to improve channel stability and help maintain or enhance habitat features.

Where bank instability is chronic and our analysis suggests that active restoration measures are appropriate, treatment options include in-stream LWD placement, reduction of upstream sediment sources, and changes in riparian conditions such as planting native conifer trees.

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Large wood placed along Rack Creek, a stream that flows into Chester Morse Lake and is used by bull trout for spawning.

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Planting native trees and shrubs in a bank stabilization project on Rack Creek.