Volunteers Needed for a Juvenile Salmon/Fish Community Study in Grays HarborFebruary 25, 2011
The Wild Fish Conservancy is seeking volunteers to assist in an assessment of habitat use by the fish community (particularly juvenile salmon) in the tidally-influenced areas of the Chehalis River estuary (Grays Harbor) and tributaries. The sampling effort will use fyke trapping and beach seining to capture, identify, measure, and release juvenile salmon from March to September, 2011 (sampling typically occurs Monday-Thursday of each week). Habitat assessments will also be made to identify areas for future habitat restoration projects to aid in salmon recovery in the Chehalis Basin. Volunteers need to be in good physical condition (adequate for hauling seine nets and traveling across mud flats), be comfortable working from small boats, and be willing to work in adverse weather conditions. Group lodging will be provided in the Grays Harbor area. Volunteers do not need to commit for the length of the entire project, and training will be provided.
If interested, please contact Todd Sandell (206-707-2979) and provide a contact phone number. We look forward to hearing from you!