Hi All:

For the Nov. Fly Dope and the FFC website, here’s what we have on tap:

The November 7th speaker will be Ken Johnson, Environmental Scientist of the Calif. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW).

Ken’s topic will be:  California Golden Trout – “Volcano Creek Golden Trout” origin and California Golden Trout monitoring in Golden Trout Wilderness.

Ken’s picture and bio are attached above.

Doors will open at the UC-Merced building at 6:30pm, and the general meeting will commence at 7:00pm sharp.

Ken Johnson

CSU, Fresno

BA 1990– Environmental Biology

1991-2001:  USFS – Spotted owl demography study on Sierra National Forest and Sequoia NP.  Determined nesting success, captured and banded all spotted owls, drew blood from juveniles to determine sex and used radio telemetry to track juvenile dispersal.

2001-2005:  CDFW - Salmon Program (Central Region) – Conducted Adult escapement surveys on the Merced River to estimate the Chinook salmon population returning to spawn.   Performed Kodiak trawl surveys on the San Joaquin River to estimate salmon smolt production for the entire San Joaquin basin.

2005 – Present:  CDFW - Heritage and Wild Trout Program (HWTP - Central Region) – Responsible for Central Region’s diverse wild and native trout resources.  Monitor designated Heritage and Wild Trout waters, assess waters for potential adoption into HWTP and develop and/or update fisheries management plans for new and existing heritage and wild trout waters.  Responsible for monitoring the Volcanic Creek golden trout population through the recent drought.  Central Region’s lead for the 2016 rescue and the 2017 return of golden trout from Volcanic Creek.  Participated in the Silver King treatment for restoration of Paiute cutthroat trout and Lake Davis treatment to eradicate Northern Pike. 

PowerPoint Presentation:

California Golden Trout – “Volcano Creek Golden Trout” origin and California Golden Trout monitoring in Golden Trout Wilderness

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Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation is the oldest fly fishing club west of the Mississippi River. Fresno Fly Fishers is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and assist those who desire to learn more about the art of fly-fishing. Our club includes some of the finest fisherman, fly tier’s, fly casters, and professional guides in the Central Valley, and is comprised of people of all ages, from beginner to expert level.

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