Last Chance: Sign up for Volunteer Fish Surveys!

Did you know that salmon and ancient “eels” swim through Johnson Creek every spring? Learn to see and document this magical migration! Help Johnson Creek Watershed Council document the distribution of native fish species through Johnson Creek. Biologists from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, lamprey experts from Wisdom of the Elders and the PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program, and JCWC Staff will provide training and answer any questions. No previous experience with fish surveys is required. No equipment required.

Join us: On Tuesday January 17th from 6-8pm, at the Native American Student and Community Center (710 SW Jackson St. Portland 97201), for a training orientation open to all. At this orientation, biologists from Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, lamprey experts from Wisdom of the Elders and the PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Program, and JCWC Staff will provide training and answer any questions about fish surveys. You must RSVP HERE.

How the surveys work: Volunteers will walk selected sections of Johnson Creek in pairs a minimum of two weekends between February 11th and May 13th. Pairs will search for evidence of spawning Pacific Lamprey and Steelhead. Each survey will take approximately 3 hours to complete. All waders, poles, life vests, and other necessary equipment are provided. Important note: Some volunteer surveyors will walk directly in the stream during winter flows, which can be difficult.

Questions? Contact Janel at janel@jcwc.org or 503-652-7477 Ext. 107.

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