Our friends at Johnson Creek Watershed Council are offering a great opportunity for NWAEP Portland Members and like-minded folks in Oregon.
JCWC Salmon Survey, 2020
Part 1*: Wednesday, October 28th, 5:00–7:00 pm
Salmon Survey Online Orientation (mandatory);
Part 2: on your own schedule (finish by mid-December)Salmon Surveys of select spots along the Johnson Creek Watershed in Oregon
Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC) documents the distribution of salmon species and spawning activity throughout the watershed to inform restoration efforts and to share with our scientific partner organizations.
Salmon are integral to the Pacific Northwest and to Johnson Creek. These amazing fish migrate from their natal streams, to the ocean, and back again to spawn. They also play important roles in the cultures and histories of this area's Native Nations. Since 2011, JCWC volunteers have been studying the creek for Coho and Chinook salmon and their nests, which are called redds. As a surveyor, you will walk selected 1-mile sections of the creek on two separate weekends between October and December. JCWC will train you how to search for salmon and evidence of spawning, and how to record this data.
Waders and necessary equipment provided.
Participation in JCWC's 2020 Salmon Survey is free. No experience required. Training will be provided by biologists from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and JCWC staff virtually via Zoom webinars (no account needed). After the webinar, sign-ups will be available online for you to choose your survey week. You will be surveying with a team of your choice; you reserve the week for your team and choose the day of the survey within that week.
For more information, or to register for the online orientation, please visit JCWC's website.
*Note: Given that space is limited, only people who are able to conduct salmon surveys (Part 2) should attend the free virtual salmon survey orientation (Part 1). This is an annual event, so there will be additional opportunities next year if you can't make it this year.