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 …

Nurturing the Native Nursery

Vegetation Monitoring Interns Lauren (right) and Alexis (left) with Fish Habitat Intern Danielle (center) recently visited our native plant nursery for some weeding the in the summer sun.  Nursery Intern Rose has been helping to keep the nursery healthy and weed-free this summer.  Interested in learning more?  We welcome volunteers to help out at the Read More …