Stream Habitat Assessment Crew Training in Hydaburg

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HYDABURG, Alaska – Eight people from Hydaburg completed stream habitat assessment training on May 11, 2018, put on by Kai Environmental, Hydaburg Cooperative Association, the U.S. Forest Service and Spruce Root. They will be collecting stream points in young growth areas on Prince of Wales Island, within the Tongass National Forest, this summer. The two-week training taught field protocols like Forest Service channel typing and stream classification, use of surveying equipment, juvenile fish identification and safety.  “We are excited to be partnering with Hydabrug Cooperative Association this summer to get the streams inventoried, entered into a cooperative database and protected,” said Jessica Davila, a fisheries biologist for the Tongass NF.  “This will help conserve our fish and aquatic resources, connect people to the outdoors and communicate the value and benefit of these resources. Photos by Jessica Davila.