Posted on May 28, 2020May 28, 2020Fish count preparations Griffith Creek crosses the Creek trail just ahead. To the right is a plastic container that holds the batteries that the fish researchers will use to count fish this Saturday. This survey is part of the ODFW Aquatic Inventories Project: Created in 1990, the Aquatic Inventories Project is a statewide freshwater and estuarine research program. The project assesses aquatic habitat, conducts fish presence/absence surveys, monitors fish populations, establishes salmonid watershed prioritization, monitors habitat restoration projects, and reconstructs historical salmonid life history. The wires from the batteries lead onto a trail that ultimately reaches Rock Creek. Sid follows the wires. Bill and I follow. Bill makes it look easy, but this log was HARD to get over! Two parallel lines are formed by the electrical wires. I think the fish are stunned and counted. Hopefully they recover quickly. Otherwise it will be trout for lunch! Sid continues to mow. As does Bill.