There is an imminent need for volunteers starting next week in support of greenback cutthroat trout restoration in the Upper Poudre River Watershed. During August, volunteers are needed for a project at a worksite on the Big South branch of the Poudre River near the Corral Creek Trailhead. The Coral Creek Trailhead is located in Arapahoe Roosevelt National Forest on Long Draw Road which can be reached via CO14.
The project involves installation and setup of fish tracking equipment during the week of August 6-10 at a waterfall on the Big South. The waterfall is planned to be the major fish migration barrier at the downstream end of the entire Long Draw Restoration Project. After equipment installation and checkout are complete, a volunteer effort at the same site to collect, tag and release nearly 1000 brook trout is planned for the week of August 27-31. For the first week of the project (which is next week), several volunteers are needed August 8-10. Additional volunteers are needed the week of August 27-31 to catch all those brook trout.
I have volunteered and camped in the worksite area several times over the past few years and it is a beautiful locale. The fishing is good and the backcountry campsites are nice. I plan to meet Forest Service personnel at the worksite on August 6 as equipment is being horse packed into the worksite. If you would like to come along, let me know and you can join me for a good familiarization outing to visit this beautiful part of the Comanche Peak Wilderness.
Volunteers are invited to contribute for a day, or to camp in the area for a multi-day volunteer effort. Backcountry camping near the work site, as well as Forest Service campground and dispersed camp sites suitable for tent or RV camping are available in the locale. Please contact Phil Wright by email at email@example.com to get more details about the project, updates, location and camping details.
If you would like to learn more about the Poudre River Headwaters Native Greenback Cutthroat Trout Recovery Project and see a photo of the Big South waterfall near the worksite go to https://coloradotu.org/poudre-headwaters-restoration
To register your interest in volunteering with Rocky Mountain Flycasters and to look over and sign up for volunteer projects please go to: https://rockymtnflycasters.org/volunteer.php
If you are not a registered on the Rocky Mountain Flycasters volunteer management system, begin your signup by clicking the link "RMF Volunteer Application". If you are registered, log in to review and select your volunteer opportunity. - Phil Wright