The KWRC started using digger logs in the summer of 1994 by placing 6 trial structures in Parlee Brook. in following years, digger logs were installed in McLeod Brook, and Ward's Creek. Digger logs work best in small watercourses with either a sandy or silt substrate and in conjunction with a fencing and planting program which rehabilitates the riparian zone at the same time.
Our summer crews worked hard to install over 165 digger logs on various streams of the Kennebecasis Watershed to date.
Benefits of Digger Logs:
1. Increased fish habitat availability.
2. Increased stream channel stability.
3. Improved substrate and water conditions for fish including increased dissolved oxygen and lower water temperatures.
4. Reduces the risk of the formation of ice jams.
A digger log working on McLeod Brook in the Upper Kennebecasis sub-watershed.