Announcing Salmonberry Survey Volunteer Dates for 2019

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Sunday, April 14th 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm

Additional Dates:

Sunday, April 28th 2019 8:00am - Sunday, April 28th 2019 5:00pm

Additional Dates:

Sunday, May 12th 2019 8:00am - Sunday, May 12th 2019 5:00pm

Additional Dates:

Sunday, May 26th 2019 8:00am - Sunday, May 26th 2019 5:00pm

Volunteer Opportunity!

Join us for the annual spawning surveys for wild winter steelhead on the rugged Salmonberry River.

This volunteer conducted data is extremely important for tracking long-term trends in wild winter steelhead status on the Salmonberry River. ODFW has Salmonberry counts going back to 1973. A volunteer group let by River Stewards Joyce Sherman and Ian Fergusson, alongside years of volunteers from Native Fish Society and Northwest Steelheaders, have conducted these surveys since 1994. It is a great opportunity to see wild winter steelhead on the spawning grounds, while contributing to important data collection for an important North Coast indicator species.

Survey Dates:

  • Sunday, April 14
  • Sunday, April 28
  • Sunday, May 12
  • Sunday, May 26


To volunteer, please email River Steward Ian Fergusson through the link on the left, and he will keep you updated on ways to participate.


Counting travel time, the surveys take pretty much a full day. Please be prepared with lunch, daypack, water, and rain gear. Polarized sunglasses can be also be advantageous on cloudy days. Also, note the terrain can be difficult, so if you have any physical limitations please let us know prior.

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