Summer Field Work 2016

The 2016 Field Crew was led by Brittany MacLean, Supervisor for the past 3 years, and two new faces: Hailey Blacquiere as Field Crew Technician and Emma Spence as Riparian Health Technician, a new position here at WRIG. The Field Crew had a great season this year and accomplished a lot of work this field season, improving habitat and water quality all around the Wheatley River.

Hailey, Emma, and Brittany in their waders

Stream Restoration, Tree Planting and Riparian Health Assessments

  • 966 native trees and shrubs were planted by the WRIG staff at 11 different sites.
  • 8.65 km of stream on 3 major branches in the Wheatley River were restored for fish passage.
  • 8 brush mats were installed:
    • 4 on Little Bungay Branch
    • 4 on west part of the Little Bungay Branch