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
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.