Custom Services Projects
Research & Development
West Fork provided field support to Seattle Public Utilities to implement an acoustic telemetry study tracking adult bull trout, rainbow trout and pygmy whitefish in Chester Morse Lake, a reservoir managed to supply drinking water to the City of Seattle.
West Fork recently completed two studies testing the ability of cutthroat trout to ascend corrugated metal culverts using an experimental test flume.
Detection of PIT tagged out-migrating juvenile salmonids in relatively large natural rivers is problematic because available antenna systems are typically incapable of interrogating the upper portions of the water column where fish may travel.
West Fork Environmental recently concluded two studies on the passage of resident coastal cutthroat trout through corrugated metal culverts. This research was conducted at the culvert test bed facility located at the Skookumchuck fish hatchery operated by WDFW.