Eagle Bay developers complete stream remediation work

Remediation work on a dozen streams impacted by clear-cutting at Eagle Bay has been completed by the company involved, the province says.

Remediation work on a dozen streams impacted by clear-cutting at Eagle Bay has been completed by the company involved, the province says.

Sage Investments, the owner of the 2,500-acre property on the western shore of the Upper Arrow Lake just south of Shelter Bay, was ordered to remediate 12 streams that were impacted by the logging, or else face fines and potential prosecution under the Water Act.

In September, the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, completed its investigation of Sage Investments’ logging.

An order to remediate the impacted streams was made under the Water Act.

A ministry spokesperson said Sage was required to remove all unauthorized stream crossings and de-activate roads that could have an impact on stream quality.

“Ministry staff are now satisfied with the remediation actions taken,” the spokesperson Brennan Clarke wrote in an e-mail.

Sage Investments purchased the property in 2008 out of the bankruptcy of Pope & Talbot. The company has long-term plans to develop the lot but first they clear-cut most of the property, an act that has scarred the landscape and angered many.