SU84 Salmon Smolts & The Little River | 2019 | $15
Time - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Jon Pini
The rivers and streams of redwood forests are home to several species of Pacific Salmon. One species is the Chinook Salmon, which can reach weights in excess of 100 pounds as adults! Salmon are a valuable food resource for humans, birds, other wildlife, and healthy forest ecosystems. They have fascinating life histories including annual migrations considered to be miracles of nature. Some of our local salmon are state and federally listed due to population declines and substantial efforts are being made to conserve and recover these amazing animals. Join us to uncover the world of freshwater fishes, stream environments, fish conservation efforts and more. The trip leader works for Green Diamond Resource Company and has over 10 years of experience monitoring Pacific salmonid populations in northern California. Please pack a lunch. It is recommended you dress in layers and wear waterproof footwear for walking in or near streams (e.g., calf high rubber boots). Spotting scopes are unnecessary for fish, but may be used for incidental birds if you wish.
Please note: This event is conditional on the weather. Heavy rains and high flows in the river may require canceling the tour.