youth salmon camp planned
The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is calling for youth ages 9-17 to participate in a 3-day (August 12-14) workshop/camp to learn about Chinook salmon life history and issues impacting their survival in the Clearwater River drainage. Participants will tour fish passage facilities at Lower Granite Dam, Clearwater Anadromous Fish Hatchery, and Chinook salmon spawning grounds in upper Red River.
An overnight session the second night will be at the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Ponderosa Ranch facility located on Red River near the community of Elk City, Idaho. Students will be involved in activities such as measuring available fish habitat and fish handling data collection exercises. Instructors for the camp will be professional fishery workers from a variety of resource agencies.
At the close of the camp, students should have a good understanding of Chinook salmon life history, detrimental impacts to survival, and ongoing management activities to alleviate those impacts. The cost is free, but space is limited to 15 participants. Call the Idaho Fish and Game regional office today at (208) 799-5010 for more information or to request an application