Truckee River Day: Restoration at Little Truckee River and Sagehen Fish House

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Mike Wolf / Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comThe Sagehen Creek Field Station Fish House is an important research facility which received maintenance on Truckee River Day.

TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; The Little Truckee River between Boca and Stampede Reservoirs supports a wide diversity of aquatic life, including a healthy trout population. However, habitat along this river reach could be improved. Toward that aim, Trout Unlimited in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service is conducting habitat surveys of the river to identify areas that could benefit from the placement of habitat structures such as log jams or other woody debris. On Truckee River Day, 60 volunteers assisted with data collection for the future habitat improvement project. Leaders were David Lass, Deborah Urich, Stefan McLeod and Brian Hastings. Volunteers also planted willows along eroded stream banks. A large group of Trout Unlimited volunteers helped on this project, along with members of the Tahoe Truckee Fly Fishers and University of Nevada, Reno American Fisheries Society. Sagehen Fish House RepairThe Sagehen Creek Field Station Fish House is an important research facility. When the field station was established in the 1950s, a stream profile chamber was constructed. The andamp;#8220;Fish Houseandamp;#8221; allows for researchers to observe fish, birds, and insects underwater while staying dry. The walls of the fish house and constructed channel require periodic maintenance. On Truckee River Day, 15 volunteers helped to perform that maintenance. University of Nevada, Reno, Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society assisted at this site. Leaders were Mike Wolf, Kim Nolan, Jeff Brown and Faerthen Felix.andamp;#8212; Information from the Truckee River Watershed Council,, 530-550-8760

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