Elliott State Educational Forest

Millicoma Hatchery Field Trip

Southwestern Oregon Community College (SWOCC) Forest Recreation students walk trail alongside West Fork Millicoma River from Millicoma Fish Hatchery to the adjacent Boy Scout Campground, April 24, 2018. Photo by Anne Farrell-Matthews, SWOCC staff photographer.

Most of the following photos were taken by Anne Farrell-Matthews, SWOCC staff photographer, on April 24, 2018 during a SWOCC Forest Recreation class field trip to the Millicoma Fish Hatchery. This field trip was hosted by Antonio Salgado, Assistant District Fish Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) and STEP (Salmon Trout Enhancement Program) Director for the Coos River system, and by Gary Vonderohe, Assistant District Fish Biologist, ODFW. The Coos River system includes the West Fork of the Millicoma River, draining much of the Elliott State Forest. The Millicoma Hatchery was established by ODFW and STEP in 1991 primarily for educational and interpretive purposes.  Two versions of the Millicoma Hatchery Field Trip Handout are available: a PDF File: 13 pp. with active links and that can be directly printed; and a Word File: 13 pp. also with active links, and that can be edited and modified for future educational field trips.

Itinerary and Readings Tour Map Right To Work Stunned Chinook Fingerling Clipping Adipose Fin
Fin Clipped Student Workers Antonio Demonstrates Nose Wires West Fork Millicoma
Antonio Leads Discussion Gary Leads Discussion Next Stop Observing Wild Fingerlings Discussion 3
     
Discussion 4 Spring Wildflowers      

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