Rainbow Caught on the Fence

Rainbow Caught on the Fence

The MC Streamkeepers are hoping to complete a coho smolt count this coming spring. To count the total number of young coho that are produced in the watershed, the Streamkeepers’ volunteers operate a temporary counting fence at the bottom of the watershed. Volunteers identify, count, and release all the fish in the “holding box” twice per day. Last year was the first ever year that we operated a smolt fence in Morrison Creek. Our volunteers counted a total of 15,116 coho smolts, and 814 trout (rainbow and cutthroat) in 58 days. Go to the Assessment and Monitoring section to learn more about this study. If you’d like to take part in this thoroughly enjoyable project please visit the Get Involved section of this site.

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