Spring is Coming

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One month into my PhD program at SFU,  so much has already happened. We are rapidly gearing up for our 2014 field season, fundraising to support the weir project, putting the finishing touches on Sitting on Water , and trying to wrap up some loose ends on a couple of projects. I’m just back from a three day visit to Bella Bella for Qqs’ annual strategic meeting, and it was great to see everyone again, and put plans in place for the upcoming year. All in all life is good, but it feels a little bit like I might blink and it will be April already. This year we will be running our smolt enumeration program in the Koeye River for the first time ever, allowing us to estimate the number of sockeye, coho and steelhead smolts that the Koeye produces. By linking information on smolt abundance and adult returns we will be able to estimate marine survival for sockeye in the Koeye, a critical data gap for sockeye on the Central Coast.

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