Seaside Talk on Salmon Survival

February 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
Seaside Public Library
1131 Broadway St.
Seaside, OR

Derek Wiley with research subject.
Derek Wiley with research subject.

Research biologist Derek Wiley of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the latest findings on fish behavior and survival in a talk at the Seaside Public Library (1131 Broadway St.) from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15. His “Life in the River” presentation, sponsored by the North Coast Land Conservancy and the Necanicum Watershed Council as part of their Listening to the Land series, is free and open to the public.

As the assistant project leader of ODFW’s Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Project, Wiley has spent the past decade researching salmon and steelhead and making estimates about their abundance and survival rates on the northern Oregon coast, often taking his GoPro camera into the field with him to capture spawning and other fish behavior in the wild

Wiley will provide a special screening of his films documenting the freshwater life of native salmon in our region. Journey’s End is an 18-minute video capturing underwater behavior and spawning of wild chum salmon, Chinook salmon, coho salmon, and Pacific lamprey in several rivers and creeks on the northern Oregon Coast. He will also share footage documenting Salmonid Life Cycle Monitoring Project activities on the North Fork Nehalem River from fall 2015 and provide an update on more recent monitoring results.

For more information, visit http://nclctrust.org/ or call (503) 738-9126.