ID AFS Aquatic Habitat Committee has Opportunities for Field Experience

The Idaho Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Aquatic Habitat Committee has some great opportunities for volunteers to get on the ground and work with/observe/learn how they actively create aquatic habitat through restoration design and construction. This fall, there will be work done to create floodplain and dig side channels on the Lemhi River. If you’re closer to Lewiston, there are a couple projects going on there where folks are invited to help or just supervise and observe. One involves instream wood placement and floodplain development on the East Fork Potlatch River; the second is installing downstream rock weirs and stell baffles in a large high-way culvert to assist in steelhead migration. Please let Ryan Hillyard (ryan.hillyard@idfg.idaho.gov) or Jeanne McFall (jeanne.mcfall@idfg.idaho.gov) know if you’d like to learn more! They have committee funds available to help with transportation and lodging while you’re there.