West Fork Environmental installed four PIT tag antennas in Ohop Creek, near Eatonville, WA, to collect data leading to a better understanding of the relative importance and role of the newly restored reach on movement and residence patterns of juvenile coho within the upper system.
West Fork assisted NIT in capturing and tagging ~2,000 juvenile salmonids from several reaches of Ohop Creek over two summers. The timing of migration for coho was documented during the spring of 2013 and 2014. West Fork quantified the amount of time spent in restored reaches using movement data from PIT tag arrays. Adult returns were monitored to assess survival.