There was a full spanning debris jam at survey station 11, a distance of 540 m from the confluence. This jam was approximately 10 m long and 20 m wide filled with 200 to 300 pieces of historic logging debris as well as second growth trees washed in from erosion. There was one full spanning cedar log holding it all together.
Work parties were held during a total of three full days within a period of 10 weeks. We positioned approximately 15 pieces of large conifer/maple on-site logs and anchored them with 300 feet of 1/2 inch galvanized steel cable and hardware. Volunteers and students moved the rest of the wood to the anchored habitat structures creating log spurs on each bank. Cable, hardware and heavy tools were purchased with the capital funds. Due to the volume of wood in this jam, which was much greater than anticipated, this was the only location dealt with in 2011.
The chloroplast browse covers on a hundred riparian red cedars previously planted by our volunteers, were removed and saved for re-use. Approximately 90% of the trees survived and were over one metre in height. We also did some grubbing and debris clean up around them. New trees will be planted during the spring planting season.
The project was developed from the 2004 Restoration Plan by MVIHES's biological advisors, D. Clough & W. Warttig.