The PEAS Catch and Map Salmon Program is a pilot project established on the Siletz River involving local K-12 school children. It is designed to provide students with practical academic and employment skills and the local community and general public with useful resource management data.
This project is intended to work within existing formal and informal curricula, including the OSU SMILE program, the ODF&W STEP program, the Oregon Education Plan for the 21st Century, the Governor's Coho Salmon Recovery Initiative and local job training programs. The project is intended to be long-term and eventually involve all Siletz area residents, landowners, resource managers, and others with an interest in the natural and cultural environment of the Siletz River watershed.
·Measure presence and distribution (spatial and temporal) of anadromous fishes in the
·Teach mapping, GIS, and GPS skills to participating students
·Teach computerized database skills to participating students
·Improve critical thinking skills, reading and math literacy among participating students
·Display project findings on Siletz School website
—Maps of species extent
—Tables of species sizes and observation dates
—Photographs of specimens and locations
·Initiate PEAS Catch and Map Project on the Siletz River
·Dr. Stout Workshop(s) on numbers and objectives
·Develop reliable Siletz fish population measuring project
·Depending upon the time of year, coho, steelhead, eels, and searun cutthroat will be found in all of the named creek watersheds of the Siletz River.
·Depending upon the time of year, chinook will be found in all of the deepest holes of named creek watershed of the Siletz below Siletz Falls.
·Chum will not be found in named creek watersheds above (upstream of) the town of Siletz.
·Sockeye may be found spawning near the mouth of Sunshine Creek during some years.
·Sturgeon, flounder, and other ocean-going fish will usually be found downstream of Coyote Rock.
·Bass, bullhead catfish, and other warmwater fish introduced into Valsetz Lake between 1920 and 1980 now exist only in Twin Lakes and other small impoundments tributary to the Siletz River.
Related Projects of Potential Interest
·Photograph spawning beds and named fishing holes and riffles, map, flag and determine GPS coordinates for future reference.
·Plan and map water temperature and quality sampling strategy with Landowner Access Consent Forms as a basis.
·Complete indexing Siletz Eels report and place online.
·Initiate oral history project with longtime residents and tribal elders regarding native plant locations and uses, local salmon and sportfishing history.
·Scan and index local sportfishing photograph collections.
Return to the Siletz River Day Website.