Coho Survey Training – Tues, Oct 30th 9:30am

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THE COHO ARE BACK IN CHIMACUM Creek and will be making their way up to their spawning grounds soon.  NOSC will be marking redds, collecting data from carcasses and  counting live coho.  To get volunteers ready for our yearly surveys, we’ll be having a Coho Survey TrainingTuesday Oct. 30th at  9:30am-12pm.

The training course will take place in the Madrona room at the WSU Extension Office.  WSU is located in the Shold Business Park off Rt 19/Rhody Dr in Port Hadlock.  Here is a map: http://goo.gl/maps/qLUeO 

 We will cover:

  • Survey Protocols
  • Choose partners to survey with (never survey alone, it is a safety protocol)
  • Assign a stretch of Chimacum Creek to you and your partner to survey

 Coho Surveys are a great way to get out of the house (at least once a week!)  this winter. You and your partner adopt a stretch or tributary of Chimacum creek and go out once a week to mark redds, count live fish and collect data from spawned out fish. We begin surveying in November and go until December. This opportunity has a very flexible time commitment, so volunteering for this can be at your own convenient time. No prior experience needed. The North Olympic Salmon Coalition will provide chest waiters and traction boots if you need a pair. What a deal!

To get involved, contact Anna Lund at intern@nosc.org or call the office at (360) 379-8051.  If you are interested but can’t make it, please contact me and we will arrange for an alternative.  

Look forward to seeing you! 

 

 

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