Lamprey and Steelhead Surveyors

Welcome Lamprey and Steelhead Surveyors!

In 2017, Johnson Creek Watershed Council launched a new community science project focused on native fish species, lamprey and steelhead. These fish are important for both thriving river ecosystems and for local Native American tribes. Unfortunately, little is known about these fish in our watershed. To learn more, volunteers took charge. From February-May, volunteer pairs walked mile long stretches of the creek, searching for signs of fish breeding activity. JCWC hopes that these surveys will provide information on the distribution and abundance of these species. This invaluable data may allow us to prioritize restoration projects that aid the recovery of these little known species. Thank you volunteer surveyors for your important work!

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email us at [email protected] or call 503-652-7477 ext 107.

Training materials:

Survey Schedule (Updated 4/17)
Paper Data Form
FAQs and Checklist
Volunteer Logistics Powerpoint
Identification Presentation
Survey Reach Maps
Survey Orientation Quiz
Survey Orientation Quiz with Answers

Data Entry:

Lamprey-Steelhead Survey Form
(online form; ENTER DATA HERE)

Recent Discoveries:

February 18th, 2017: 5 Brook Lamprey spotted in Crystal Springs

Lamprey-Steelhead Diaries:

Lamprey-Steelhead Diaries 2017

Background: What are the Lamprey-Steelhead Diaries?
The Lamprey-Steelhead Diaries are a public forum created for lamprey-steelhead surveyors. Volunteers post comments and photos about their experiences wading through different sections of Johnson Creek looking for lamprey and steelhead in spring 2017. Enjoy the read.


Have feedback on how to improve the salmon surveys? Your opinion matters to us. Please fill out the volunteer survey below.
Volunteer Survey