After twenty-two years of Spawning Ground Surveys, AQI, and other natural resource restoration activities Kip Wood is retiring from the Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District.
The District will be holding an open house at the district office (23 N Coast Hwy, in the JC Market complex) on Wednesday, May 30th from 10 AM until 3:30 PM. Everyone is welcome to come by and wish Kip well on his new life of constant fishing and relaxation.
But for the last couple of decades here’s what Kip’s been up to….
Biological Surveyor (1996)
Kip first came to the district in 1996 as part of the Hire the Fisher Program. After completing the program in 1998 Kip became part of the Mid Coast Monitoring Project and has been a part of this project ever since. The project monitors salmon populations throughout the Mid Coast area by conducting spawning ground surveys on adult Chinook, Coho and Chum Salmon populations from late August to the end of January. From February to the end of May Steelhead Trout along with Lamprey Eel populations are surveyed in ten different Mid Coast streams. From June to mid August Salmonid habitats in the Mid Coast are surveyed by conducting Aquatic Habitat Inventories on stream reaches that haven’t yet been inventoried.