Preparing for a journey to the ocean

The Central Oregonian highlights the Deschutes Land Trust and partners work to reintroduce salmon to Ochoco Creek.
By Ramona McCallister
Central Oregonian

On a crisp and sunny afternoon, a team of fish biologists released approximately 10,000 spring Chinook salmon into Ochoco Creek, just off of Madras Highway.

Portland General Electric, in cooperation with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Deschutes Land Trust, placed the juvenile salmon into acclimation pens, or "live cars" on Wednesday, March 17 at Land Trust's Ochoco Preserve in Prineville.

"We have been allocating salmon and steelhead. This year, it is just going to be spring Chinook salmon juveniles in these live cars (or cages) for a number of years," noted Deschutes Land Trust Restoration Specialist Jason Grant...