Counting Juvenile Salmon/Steelhead Monitoring Traps

An important part of the ongoing steelhead research project is to count young fish as they migrate out of the streams.  On March 29th, a fish trap, for temporarily holding juvenile steelhead, will be installed on the Dewatto River.  We still need a few strong, intrepid helpers to install this trap.

We are also looking for a few more volunteers to help with daily trap checks and fish sampling at each of the trap sites, Tahuya, Dewatto and Little Quilcene Rivers.  We still have a few remaining days open including Friday’s and Saturday’s beginning April 1st through May 31st.  This is a great opportunity to get out to the rivers and handle juvenile salmon.   Volunteers will be working with a research intern or staff member.  Volunteers for trap checks will meet at the Salmon Center at 9 a.m.  During the early and late parts of the season, sampling generally lasts from 9 am to about 1 pm.  Mid-season (during peak smolt outmigration), daily sampling may take longer.

If you are interested in the opportunity to install a trap and/or handle and sample juvenile salmon, please contact Michelle at michelle@pnwsalmoncenter.org, 360-275-9722 to sign up.

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