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Volunteers Needed For Help With Fishing Study
Anyone who has a flexible schedule, loves to fish and chat with other anglers, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a volunteer opportunity.
“We need volunteers to interview winter steelhead anglers on the North and South Umpqua rivers. Volunteers can work a flexible schedule and will be stationed at boat ramps between Glide and Winchester” said Evan Leonetti, STEP Biologist.
This citizen science project collects information on the winter steelhead fishery including the number of fish harvested, whether they are wild or hatchery and fishing effort. Information will help the ODFW prepare for a new tagging and recovery monitoring project in 2019 and helps inform management of the fishery.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation and may be working alone or with a partner. The project runs the length of the winter steelhead season, ending about mid-April. Anyone over the age of 18 who is interested in volunteering should call Leonetti at 541-464-2175.