Millstream River

Cottage and eroded bank

Small private bridge

ATV crossing

ATV crossing

ATV crossing

Millstream 22

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Camp located within the riparian zone. Lots of grass in front of camp. An ATV trail leaving from the camp follows the river banks upstream. This is an older camp site with lots of modifications. Sewage system seems old and may be malfunctioning. Lawn in front of camp is cut short and a lot of trees have been cut within the riparian zone. Erosion is severe and some measures of protection may be needed. The ATV trail follows the river bank very closely and it crosses the river at several places. Measures should be taken to minimize the impact of the trail on the river banks.

Action Required:

The sewage system should be inspected to make sure its functioning properly. First, the eroded bank should be stabilized with rocks to slow down erosion. After, it is relatively simple to restore a buffer zone because all you need to do is let nature take its course. The first step consists of simply not cutting the strip beside the water. Before long, natural vegetation will reclaim its rights and benefit your property. Shortly after that, shrubs and trees will take root. The approach to a ford can be stabilized using clean crushed rock on top of a geotextile.

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