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A site restoration plan was developed in consultation with the regulators and the public, including Mattagami First Nation. The first phase of restoration activities were conducted from July to November 2015. This work included rebuilding and stabilizing sections of the river bank and river bed, removing access roads, restoring work areas to original grades, applying topsoil and seed, building a snake hibernaculum, installing live stakes, initial shaping of wetlands on the east and west sides of the site, and rebuilding the drainage ditch along Old Gogama Road. The river-side sheet piles remain along the north river bank at the derailment site to protect the restored bank during the winter and early spring. The river-side sheet piles will also prevent fish from entering and inhabiting the wetland areas before they have been constructed. Additional restoration work scheduled for 2016 includes additional grading work, placement of topsoil, completion of wetland construction, seeding, planting, and the removal of the river-side sheet piles.