Nooksack Bull Trout and Dolly Varden eDNA Webinar
When Tue, June 16, 7pm – 8pm
For several years the US Forest Service and National Genomics Center for Wildlife and Fish Conservation has been running an environmental DNA survey throughout native Bull Trout waters of the western US. This summer we will be sampling nearly 300 locations in the Nooksack River basin and we need your help to collect this data. Information from this project will improve our understanding of native Bull Trout, Dolly Varden, and Brook Trout in the Nooksack basin and be useful for future resource management.
This presentation will provide an overview of the ongoing bull trout study, why the Nooksack is unique and important to this study, an overview of environmental DNA sampling and the role of volunteers like you in the study.
Aquatic environmental DNA is filtered from a water sample. Samples are collected at predetermined locations, and each takes about 15 minutes to collect following an easy-to-learn protocol. Most locations are within a short walk on a paved or gravel road, whereas some require some hardy bushwacking. Data collection will occur during August and September, and volunteers will be able to perform sampling whenever sampling equipment is available. Everyone in the community is invited to participate.
For additional information on this project or to view the meeting recording visit https://www.northsoundtu.org/dna.html
This project is locally sponsored by the North Sound chapter of Trout Unlimited, Washington Trout Unlimited, and 4th Corner Fly Fishers.
The link to join Nooksack Bull Trout eDNA webinar:
For call in audio +1 657-207-0954 Conference ID: 114 518 13#