Each fall, MKWC participates in the collaborative Fall Carcass Surveys on Klamath River tributaries. Along with the Salmon River Restoration Council, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service, Karuk Tribe, Yurok Tribe, and local school children, MKWC collect datas on spawning salmon. MKWC also collaborates with the Karuk Tribe fisheries department to survey for spring Chinook, summer steelhead, winter steelhead, as well as green sturgeon, and participates in multi-agency fish kill monitoring efforts throughout the summer months.
This survey data is used to determine population trends for Klamath River fish stocks, and to set harvest allocations for certain species. With decreasing federal and state funding, community participation in collecting fish population data for the Mid Klamath is ever increasing. If you would like to volunteer for Fall Carcass Surveys, or other fisheries surveys, please contact the MKWC office.