Aux Ormes River - South Branch

Test pit area for future mine

Mining work for future mine

Mining work for future mine

Culvert

Brush cutting up to the stream

Maple harvest

Trout pond

South Branch Ormes 04

Thursday, August 19 2010

Issue:

Forestry road on private woodlot crossing the brook with three culverts (3 x 20 inches). Camp on right bank and maple harvest on both sides of the road. Multiple ATV trails on the property. Trout pond on left bank. Future mine site in the area. Lots of bulldozed trails and test holes (drilling) from the mining company.

Action Required:

A follow-up is required to monitor the effects of the new mine on the river. Landowner education on the importance of maintaining an adequate buffer zone on his property and the effects of a man-made pond on water quality.

Negligible alteration

Minor alteration. Must follow site

Alteration with possibility of impact

Alteration with impact. Recommended intervention.

Full restoration

incomplete restoration or monitor

Restoration to be completed