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Scientists to study health of major creeks around Pudding River


This summer, a team of scientists is collecting information about the health of the major creeks that feed into the Pudding River.

Bio-Surveys L.L.C. uses snorkeling to sample pools, and count small salmon and trout.

The creeks they plan to survey are Abiqua, Butte, Drift, Silver and possibly Rock Creek.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has been working with the Pudding River Watershed Council to determine areas that are high-quality salmon habitat and the potential to do restoration projects.

Anyone who has questions, may be interested in allowing the team access to your property or otherwise has any information that may be helpful may contact Beverlee Koutny at 503-982-4531 or bkoutny@hotmail. com, or Barbara Trask with Bio-Surveys, LLC, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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