Blackberry!

Restoration can be hard work!  SFEG field Staff Stephanie Blevens, Jen Dunn, and Catherine Harris (not shown) battle a 2 acre monoculture of blackberry on private property along Walker Creek.  This is being done in effort to increase the riparian buffer, improve water quality, reduce erosion, and create habitat for the many creatures that live Read More …

Fly Fishing Carey’s Slough

What’s living in Carey’s Slough?  Three volunteers assisted SFEG with finding out that answer, by going fly fishing!  Volunteers Dick Raisler, John Leighton, and Robin La Rue recently joined SFEG staff and interns to assess the fish population of this Skagit River backwater slough using a different technique than our usual seine or snorkel surveys.  Read More …