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Spawning Operations Area 15


Description:
Volunteers assist with CPW's kokanee salmon spawning operations in Durango and Dolores. The work is 'light duty' in nature- assisting with gathering fish, washing eggs, and counting the number of kokanee spawns. Those assisting should bring a sack lunch, water, sunscreen, & warm clothes (including rain gear, hat, gloves, etc.). Volunteers will need to provide their own transportation. The crew usually gets started around 10 am and finish around 2 pm (with travel, Dolores tends to be 9 am to about 4 pm from Durango). For Dolores spawning operation the group will meet in Durango at 9 am at the Area Service Center located at 151 E. 16th Street (the Fish Hatchery just North of Main Street Bridge). Typically 3-4 volunteers are needed per day. For Lake Nighthorse the group will meet at the Durango Area Service Center at 9:30 am or at the entrance gate located 1.7 miles on CR 210 at about 9:45 am. Typically 3-4 volunteers per day are needed.
Time Commitment:
Assist CPW staff with at least 1 full day of spawning operations in October/November. 4-7 hour day.
Volunteer Benefits:
Support aquatic biology field work, opportunities to work with CPW staff/other volunteers

Ready to get involved?

Contact Catherine Brons, catherine.brons@state.co.us, (970) 375-6709 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Spawning Operations Area 16


Description:
Support aquatic biology staff within the Gunnison area - most often assistance with kokanee spawning operations in the raceways at Roaring Judy Hatchery. On the spot training; no experience required. Waders, a rain jacket, and gloves will be provided if needed.
Time Commitment:
Most dates available in October; some in November. Full daily shift.
Volunteer Benefits:
Gain experience in aquatic biology work while supporting CPW fisheries conservation efforts.

Ready to get involved?

Apply online to become a volunteer.


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