A comparison of creek and gully restoration methods used in coastal BC logging operations

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University of New Brunswick


The objective of this study is to determine if the time saved by using a mechanically aided method for creek rehabilitation is more or less cost effective than a manual crew. This report will present information pertaining to each of the three creek rehabilitation methods. A brief description of the method, its benefits, limitations, and associated costs will all be discussed. Also included int his report is the beginning of an ongoing time study which classifies creeks into difficulty classes and then assigns the creek a cleaning cost per linear metre. These results are plotted to derive a relationship between costing trends for all methods in creeks of different difficulties. This report does not have enough date to produce a firm conclusion as to this relationship bt it is ended with a hypotheses as to these costing trends, and a recommendation that further testing is conducted.