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Coho Life Cycle Monitoring Project

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Coho LCM

The Coho Life Cycle Monitoring Project (LCM) is designed to track the native coho salmon through every stage of their life cycle, from eggs in the gravel beds of Coos County's lowland streams to the adults returning to those same gravel beds to breed years later.

Fall and Winter

Adult coho begin to return to the watershed by the thousands.

CoosWa conducts spawning surveys to track the number returning and the success of their breeding.

ODFW spawning survey details

Spring and Summer

Coho smolt begin their migration to the sea.

CoosWa traps and tags Coho with PIT tags to determine freshwater survival and migration patterns.

Explanation of PIT tag technology and RFID

Detailed Overview of the Project

We Are Seeking Volunteers!

Join us for a fun day in the field! Gear and transportation provided.

If you are interested in volunteering email Clea:

Coos Watershed Association. 2016