There is an exciting volunteer opportunity coming this July. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, after years of permitting and groundwork, will be reintroducing Bull Trout into the Clackamas river watershed and they would like our help.
The electrofishing and minnow capture will take place on the Metolius River. The reintroduction will be on tributaries of the Clackamas river. You will need waders for both events.
Here is the schedule of dates and locations:
July 11th and 12th electrofishing and minnow trapping on the Metolius
July 14th backpacking Clackamas tributaries to release fish.
July 18th and 19th electrofishing and minnow trapping on the Metolius
July 21st backpacking Clackamas tributaries to release fish.
July 25th and 26th electrofishing and minnow trapping on the Metolius
July 28th backpacking Clackamas tributaries to release fish.
For the Metolius work, meet at the Camp Sherman Store at 8:30 am each day.
For the Clackamas River work, meet at the Idanha Grill and Country Store at 11 am each day.
Be aware that the schedule may change. I will update the blog post and also the volunteer e mail list as new information becomes available.
As you can see it is a busy schedule. If you are able to help out let me know which day(s) by replying to Michael Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be a great opportunity to learn more about these fish and to work with our State wildlife biologists. I hope many of you will take this opportunity.
Tualatin Valley Trout Unlimited