OATSCOTT EROSION PROTECTION
- Engineering & Construction
- Forestry & Environmental
The purpose of this project was to encapsulate ancestral remains at the former Oatscott Reserve on Arrow Lake. The primary work included the construction of erosion protection comprised of a riprap cover underlain with finer aggregate on a geotextile separator. A separate location (Whatshan Generating Station) acted as a staging area where office trailers were set up, equipment stored, and aggregate processed and stockpiled. Crew were transported to the remote site by crew boat, and equipment & materials were transported to the site by barge and tug. An additional location was prepared near the Needles ferry crossing to stockpile excavated material removed from the burial site to be sifted by cultural monitors. Each location had a barge landing constructed to facilitate the onboarding of heavy equipment and materials.
This project was completed in partnership with Splatsin Construction Services.