People interested in volunteering for any of the following projects should call John Weber at 541-247-7605. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and safety certification at the Gold Beach Field Office, 29907 Airport Way.
Winchuck River smolt trap: This project runs weekdays through Aug. 31. Volunteers count juvenile fall chinook caught in a smolt trap and report data daily. Some of the fish caught are measured and fin-clipped. Training is provided on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Huntley Park seining: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through Oct. 31, volunteers help ODFW staff pull in a seine net on the Rogue River to count adult salmon.
Chetco River scale collection: From Nov. 15 – Jan. 31, volunteers float the Chetco River collecting scale samples from spawned adult fall chinook carcasses. Volunteers typically work in three-person crews from drift boats. Bank angler volunteers are also needed. Volunteers can use their own boats or ODFW can assign helpers to other boats. Training is provided in early November at the STEP Indian Creek Hatchery.
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