The KWRC started using digger logs in the summer of 1994 by placing 6 trial structures in Parlee Brook. In following years, digger logs were installed in McLeod Brook, and Ward's Creek. Digger logs work best in small watercourses with either a sandy or silt substrate and in conjunction with a fencing/planting program to rehabilitate the riparian zone at the same time.
Crews worked hard to install over 165 digger logs on various streams of the Kennebecasis Watershed to date.
- Increased fish habitat availability
- Increased stream channel stability
- Improved substrate and water conditions for fish including increased dissolved oxygen and lower water temperatures
- Reduces the risk of the formation of ice jams