Angler Science

We have two focal areas in which we are going to collect data over the next three years or more.  Those include: 1) Sky Island – an exotic name for the Upper Tuckaseigee, Upper Pigeon, North and South Fork Mills, Davidson and Cathey’s Creek watersheds; and 2) The Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River watershed.

We have (3) core survey and monitoring tracks in which you may participate.

  • Sedimentation Surveys on Roads, Trails and In-Stream
  • Fish Passage Barrier Surveys
  • Water Temperature Collections

Training Dates

SEDIMENTATION SURVEYS (9 am – 2 pm each training session).  Easy to learn but surveyors will need to have the capacity to physically handle hikes and in-stream walks.

  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 (Sky Island Focal Area)
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Wilson Creek Focal Area)
  • Thursday, December 13, 2018 (Wilson Creek Focal Area)

FISH PASSAGE BARRIER SURVEYS (9 am – 4 pm. November 26 will be a less formal, educational day.  December 10 and 11 will be really detailed training involving 1 ½ day.  We’ve got your lunches covered!)

  • Monday, November 26, 2018 (Sky Island Focal Area)
  • Monday and Tuesday, December 10 and 11, 2018 (Sky Island Focal Area)

WATER TEMPERATURE COLLECTIONS

  • We are partnering with the University of Georgia to install 12 data loggers in the Sky Island Area.  Training is simple.  Collections are easy.  Once you are in charge of a data logger it’s a matter of driving to that site and checking it periodically.
  • Training date(s) in November or December but not yet determined.  However, we need a head count to coordinate training dates with the UGA researcher.

Sign Up To Help!

Contact:  Andy Brown
TU Stream Restoration Manager
Southern Appalachian Region
abrown@tu.org / (828) 674-1067

Angler Science