Every fall, Stream Keeper volunteers from various walks of life and backgrounds head out to local streams to observe spawning salmon. In the spring they go back to the same streams to document emerging fry and smolts to provide information regarding spawning success and fish recruitment. The information they gather is sent into central locations, co-lated and assessed to provide data for projects which will help determine where enhancement resources should be or can be spent.
Stream Keepers is working hard to bring salmon and trout and thus the wildlife they support back to the urban streams from which many had disappeared. If you can spare time, sign up and join the effort.
Along the streams I surveyed there are challenging features for fish to navigate and overcome in their quest to start the cycle of life over again. Today I was able to see one of them and I hope you enjoy the photos and videos.