The fall 2014 Trinity River salmon spawning survey is underway again!
Yesterday, spawning survey crews from the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program, Hoopa Valley Tribal Fisheries Department, and Shasta Trinity National Forest all met at the Trinity River Hatchery to kick off our fall 2014 spawn survey season with a training day. The day was spent familiarizing all field staff with our survey equipment, protocols, safety considerations, and discussion of topics such as sharing the river with other users. As part of the training we conducted a floating survey of our reach 1 from Lewiston Dam to Old Bridge. It’s early yet and no redds or carcasses were discovered. Hopefully the redd count at the end of our 2014 season CRUSHES 2013’s total!