‘150,000 Chinook salmon fry released into the Metolius’
This project is an extraordinary collaboration. There were about 40 of us working on this release last Monday and Tuesday—from the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife, and PGE. We also had a few volunteers from the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Deschutes Basin Land Trust. Even though we were knee-deep in ice cold water, we’re all pretty excited about seeing fish in the river again.
A successful release
We distributed 14 bags each morning and 10 bags each afternoon during those two days. It was pretty cold work, but we are all really enthusiastic about getting fish back into the Metolius.