A landowner who has been clearing and cutting along Moore Road and Cherry Creek Road has been complying with direction given by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
The owner, who has declined to identify himself nor speak with the media, has hired an environmental consultant to develop and implement a fish habitat restoration project to offset the potential impacts from his activities, according to the DFO.
About a month ago a letter, under the Fisheries Act, was issued by the DFO to the landowner directing him to take immediate action to protect fish and fish habitat in Cherry Creek and a tributary.
The landowner was directed to cease discharge of sediments into Cherry Creek and to stabilize exposed soils along Cherry Creek and the tributary, according to Carrie Mishima, DFO communications advisor.
Silt, sand and other materials that come from exposed soils on the bank of a creek or river are the sediments Mishima is referring to and are potentially harmful to fish and fish habitat, she said.
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