Work started on the 17th September at the Coniagas Ranches to create additional overwintering habitat for salmonid species. ARMS will be in charge of site and administration project management, working in conjunction with DFO, Katzie First Nations, Mission Contractors, and Unicorn Trucking. The project is located on property along the Alouette River in Maple Ridge.
The project objectives are to produce 1000m2 of off-channel habitat for various salmon and trout species and to create 800m2 of riparian habitat including planting native species of berry-producing and wildlife-friendly shrubs and trees.
So far, ARMS has had boulders and stumps delivered to create complexing within the channel as fish will congregate around these instream fixtures as refuge and food. Excavation of a third channel between two existing ponds was completed with great effect creating a lovely piece of slower-moving water and pond area for fish in the winter.