Sunday, October 3, 2010

Volunteer Opportunity

2010 Salmon Spawning Survey Training – October 16th at the Gales Creek Elementary School, 1925 NW Sargent Street, Gales Creek, OR
(GC Elementary School is approximately 7.5 miles from Forest Grove on Gales Creek Rd aka Hwy 8, or 2.3 miles south on Gales Creek Rd from the intersection of Gales Creek Rd & the Wilson River Hwy aka Hwy 6).  
Interested landowners and volunteers are invited to this hands-on training session with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife personnel on how to identify fall coho, winter steelhead trout, native cutthroat trout, spawning redds and other aquatic life in Gales Creek, its tributaries and other Tualatin basin tributaries. 
This is part of the spawning monitoring program ODFW and TRWC have initiated to gather information on important fish resources in the Tualatin basin. We are recruiting volunteers and landowners to conduct surveys in specified stream reaches from October 2010-December 2010 and from March 2011 through May 2011. 
Classroom: Information session and volunteer training: 10 am until 11:15 am  Field session: 11:15 am – 2:30 pm in upper main stem Gales Creek. 
Dress for the weather.  Chest or hip waders are required for performing surveys. 
Benefits: This is a great chance to get hands on experience in helping collect data about fish presence in various Tualatin basin streams to help us plan projects; learn how to recognize various fish species and spawning redds; and better manage these important fish runs.
More information:  503-846-4810 or 
 Engaging the community to sustain our watershed