Needed: Salmon Watchers

Friday, September 4, 2020

Photo courtesy LFPSF

The Lake Forest Park Stewardship Foundation (LFPSF) and Trout Unlimited are organizing a new salmon reporting effort for North Lake Washington tributaries, including Lyon and McAleer creeks.

At one time King County had a salmon watchers program in which citizens reported on the presence and activities of salmon in many county streams.

Unfortunately, that program ended in 2015 due to lack of funding.

Because information about use of streams by salmon is important for restoration and management, including of kokanee salmon, Jeff Jensen (LFPSF board member and UW Bothell faculty member) is reviving this effort in streams from North Seattle through Woodinville.

Would you like to sign up to report on salmon in one of our local streams?

Becoming a salmon reporter means:

  • Selecting a stream that you are willing to watch for a total of 30 minutes/week from September 1 into sometime in November.
  • Reviewing on-line training materials and attending one or more Zoom meetings
  • Recording data during your observations on a provided form
  • Entering your data into an easy-to-use on-line form

Dr. Jensen and Trout Unlimited will coordinate volunteers, provide training, and manage the reporting website.

If you’re a streamside homeowner this would be a great time to learn more about what’s passing through your backyard.

If you live along a stream and are willing to let others come to survey, let us know!

You can find more information and instructions for signing up at: North Lake WA Salmon Sightings

The time to be watching for salmon is now --please sign up SOON if you'd like to help. 
Dr. Jensen will hold the first zoom training this Saturday September 5, 2020 10:00am
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