Habitat Enhancement and Restoration
AquaTerra recently designed and oversaw the construction of a permanent and seasonal pond complex in Pitt Meadows – next step – planting. Formerly a monostand of Reed Canarygrass, the site is particularly complex as it is influenced by spring freshet and daily tidal cycles. Four (4) months of water depth monitoring was used to assess optimal elevations for the ponds. This involved the installation of seven (7) slotted monitoring wells and logging water depth measurements. The intent was to identify the optimal depth to facilitate use by numerous sensitive species / species-at-risk, while discouraging colonization by invasive species (e.g., Bullfrog and Reed Canarygrass).