Middle Fork of the Salmon Redd Alert Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity on the Middle Fork of the Salmon

Would you like to spend time on the Middle Fork of the Salmon, deep in the Frank Church Wilderness educating river users about Idaho’s amazing Wild Salmon and Steelhead?

Whitewater rafting, Middle Fork of the Salmon River, Idaho, United States

The Middle Fork Outfitter Association created the Redd Alert Program in 2017 to help educate the public about the amazing wild salmon and steelhead that return to the Middle Fork of the Salmon

The primary purpose of our Redd Alert volunteer program is to make focused contact with boaters to promote redd avoidance awareness and hand out our Redd Alert boat stickers. This volunteer program is supported by the USFS. MFOA provides a $30/day stipend to cover expenses. Middle Fork Outfitters will provide camping equipment and necessary logistical support for our volunteers.

Our 2018 volunteer program was instrumental with increasing compliance rate, avoiding redds, to 86% in 2018 from 58% in 2017  (no volunteers). The volunteers work closely and supplement the pre-trip message of the USFS river interpreters (checkers) to boaters.  MFOA will provide an orientation training for all volunteers. Anyone interested in becoming a Redd Alert should contact Grant Simonds, (gsimonds@centurylink.net or grant.simonds23@gmail.com) 208.867.2138

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