Marbled Murrelet Habitat Assessment

Marbled Murrelet Habitat Assessment

West Fork conducts habitat assessments to document potential nesting habitat for marbled murrelets in managed forests in Washington and Oregon.

Boundary Hydroelectric Project: Mark-recapture Study

Boundary Hydroelectric Project: Mark-recapture Study

West Fork has partnered with Seattle City Light to design and implement a salmonid sampling strategy to investigate movement in selected tributaries of the Pend Oreille River in northeastern Washington.

Pocket Gopher Surveys

Pocket Gopher Surveys

West Fork is trained in the USFWS recommended protocol for ruling out the presence of Mazama pocket gophers in Thurston and Pierce counties.

Walsh Lake eDNA Sampling

Walsh Lake eDNA Sampling

In the Summer of 2018, eDNA collection and analysis was utilized as part of a larger project investigating fish distribution in Walsh Lake, located in the Cedar River Municipal Watershed.

WADNR Inventory Cruise in Western WA

WADNR Inventory Cruise in Western WA

West Fork contracted with the Washington Department of Natural Resources (WADNR) to conduct inventory cruises on WADNR lands in Western Washington.

Cedar River Sockeye Spawner Distribution Study

Cedar River Sockeye Spawner Distribution Study

West Fork Environmental conducted a three year study investigating the spatial and temporal distribution of hatchery and naturally produced sockeye salmon spawning in the Cedar River, Washington.

Monitoring Coho Salmon through restoration reach in Ohop Creek

Monitoring Coho Salmon through restoration reach in Ohop Creek

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.

Culvert Passage Trials

Culvert Passage Trials

West Fork Environmental recently concluded two studies on the passage of resident coastal cutthroat trout through corrugated metal culverts.

Queets River Hydrologic Monitoring

Queets River Hydrologic Monitoring

Biologists from West Fork Environmental conducted instantaneous stream discharge measurements at 28 sites on 12 major tributaries within the Queets Watershed, including the Queets and Clearwater Rivers.