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Past Research and Monitoring Projects

Past WFC research and monitoring projects

Project summaries, reports, and other materials dated before February 2007 may reflect that from 1989 until February 2007, Wild Fish Conservancy operated under the name Washington Trout.

Little Quilcene Assessment

little quilcene(2007-2008) WFC conducted a rapid watershed assessment, analyzed the current status of salmon stocks, and developed a comprehensive suite of restoration actions intended to quickly improve habitat conditions for native wild fish in the Little Quilcene River basin. Little Quilcene Final Report (14.8MB).


Maxwelton Tidegate Study

Maxwelton(2006) Collection and synthesis of fish-distribution data for evaluation of fish-passage effectiveness at a retrofitted tide gate at the mouth of Maxwelton Creek on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound.  Maxwelton Tidegate Study Summary, p. 28 (1MB); Maxwelton Tidegate Study Final Report (2MB).


French Slough Fish Passage Monitoring

(2005-2006) Wild Fish Conservancy developed and installed a digital video surveillance system to monitor upstream fish passage at the French Slough Flood Control Facility near Snohomish, Washington. French Slough Year 1 Report (330kB).


West Whidbey Nearshore Fish-Use Assessment

WestWhidbeyBill(2005-2006) An assessment to determine the extent and distribution of  juvenile-fish use and migration in nearshore marine habitats along the western shore of Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. West Whidbey Summary (2MB); West Whidbey Update 1; West Whidbey Update 2; West Whidbey Update 3 (2MB); West Whidbey Update 4; West Widbey Final Report (8.2MB).


Skykomish River Braided Reach Fish Use Analysis

SkyFish(2004-2005) Survey of fish species composition, abundance, and age class distribution in the Skykomish River Braided Reach.  In partnership with Snohomish County Surface Water Management Division and R2 Resource Consultants. Skykomish Draft Final Report (2006) (5MB); Skykomish Tables (1MB); Skykomish Figures (72MB).


EPA Coho Pre-Spawn Mortality Study

PreSpawnMort(2003-2004) Field assessment to investigate geographic distribution of coho PSM phenomenon and its relationship to watershed characteristics in western Washington. Coho PSM Study Final Report (2MB).




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