Occasionally, the DFG needs volunteers to assist with this type of operation. The current season is closing but new volunteers will be needed next spring. The Heritage & Wild Trout crew are fantastic to work with. Prior to their next request for volunteers, we hope to have a member of that Program speak at one of our chapter meetings. Check your e/m and newsletter for the date, time and location of that meeting. Our chapter volunteers Stan Backlund, Don Kreuger and John Sikora all said they would be back next year if the survey is repeated. While there our chapter signed on a new member from Davis, Keith Pfeifer, a long time T/U member. Welcome aboard Keith!
Thank you letter from Jeff Weaver, Hot Creek Fish Count Coordinator, CDFG
Thanks again for all your tremendous efforts in assisting us last week on Hot
Creek. As you now know, there would have been no way to make these surveys happen without your help. Your enthusiasm and willingness to put in the hard work it takes to survey a stream like Hot Creek was impressive.
In all, 34 individual volunteers contributed one or more days of their time to
this effort, and each day's head count hovered around 28-30. A tidbit from
Thursday that sticks in mind: it took 68 t-posts and 13 of the fence panels used to block incoming vegetation in order to salvage the downstream net. We narrowly avoided catastrophic net failure each day only through everyone's collective contribution in the hour of need. Well done!