2010 News items

First Steelhead Smolt Captured at Camp Polk Meadow

The first ocean bound steelhead smolt was caught and tagged at the Camp Polk Meadow screwtrap during the first week of April . After being caught, the fish was surgically fitted with a Pit Tag, so that biologists will know if and when he makes it to Round Butte Dam and the Selective Water Withdrawal Tower to continue his journey to the lower river and the great blue sea.

Land Trust Volunteers Help Complete New Lake Creek Trail

The new Lake Creek Trail that runs from Camp Sherman to Suttle Lake via the Metolius Preserve has been completed. Land Trust volunteers showed up on Earth Day to help Friends of the Metolius, the Forest Service and the National Forest Foundation clear trails and install signage to officially open the Lake Creek Trail.

Land Trust Staff Tours Selective Water Withdrawal Station

On April 6th Land Trust staff had the opportunity to tour the Selective Water Withdrawal Tower and Fish Collection Facility at Round Butte Dam to learn how local fish releases are just the beginning of the effort to bring anadromous fish back to their home waters.