Road deactivation near the Oyster River
In mid‐November, 1995, a member of the public observed a backhoe operator employed by a forest company carrying out pre‐winter road maintenance on a hauling road southwest of Campbell River, Vancouver Island. Waterbars and cross‐ditches were being constructed at a time when previous heavy precipitation had saturated the soils.
The complainant was concerned that, as a result of this work, silt was entering the Oyster River, causing damage to salmon eggs in the river gravel at that time of year. The complainant contacted a number of government agencies to express concern and subsequently filed a complaint with the Board on December 7, 1995.