Trout Unlimited could use the help of Mid-Columbia anglers as it relaunches its citizen science project to catalog wild and native trout.
Anglers can submit photos and mapping coordinates of the trout they catch to help scientists learn about native trout water, non-native trout proliferation and the health of entire watersheds. The data is used to identify waters where it might be possible to reintroduce native trout and the habitat that needs to be protected to ensure healthy trout and salmon populations.
Observations can be submitted at www.inaturalist.org/projects/trout-unlimited-troutblitz. Prizes will be awarded.